Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Winter vegetables

OK, all we need to do is provide a bit of protection to be able to grow many hardy greens, even in snowy winters like the last two years.

All that means is a polycover of some sort.  I've seen them in Europe and Asia used on a commercial scale. 

And, we have day lengths that will support the growth of winter greens, except for a week around the winter solstice.

A sister post has photos.

Let's start growing!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Snow days

The Garden is cloaked with snow following the recent storm.  I saw a pair of killdeer investigating the meadow edges, with not much success finding food, as far as I could tell.  The meadow pond was striking, though, with a backdrop of trees outlined by snow.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Winter greens

I posted this on my Natural Gardening blog in December and I'm looking forward to seeing how our winter greens experiment in the Sprouting Wings greenhouse has fared. 

It's been a very cold winter so far (in spite of predictions), so it'll be interesting to see how the young plants have been doing.  The days are getting longer now, so there's definitely more hours of sun to promote growth, when the temperatures are conducive to it.

Ginny reported that the spinach was doing well (this was after the very cold spell in December), so I'm hopeful that a bit of protection will be just enough.