This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees and berry bushes, chickens and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

winter tunnel in cold snap

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My winter tunnel kept my plants fine in our cold snap down to low single digits over the past few days. Like last year, the tunnel has two layers, and inner fabric layer and an outer plastic layer. The inner layer is help down by rocks, the outer one by long boards.

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The bed is heavily planted with all different types of greens, but they are small and covered with two inches of salt marsh hay. I don't expect these will be ready to harvest until early spring. (I planted late...)

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Blogger Hilary Mank said...

I planted late too!

December 17, 2016 8:51 PM

 
Blogger kathy said...

while it would be nice to be harvesting all winger long, it's so fun to see how the late planted crops come along so fast in very early spring. Especially spinach. You can't beat super early spring spinach. I'm thinking I'll tuck in another patch of seeds in the next couple weeks on a warm day.

December 18, 2016 5:40 PM

 

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