Extended Season

The grand experiment with raised bed gardening continues. It’s been a while since I posted. The summer veggies were a mixed bag. We had plentiful tomatoes, okra and cantaloupe, but the rest was slim. Put in Fall crop, arugula, three kinds of kale, spinach, red romaine, broccoli, cabbage and others. As usual for us they have been slow to mature, so I built cold frames for all the beds to see how long we can grow over the winter.

This is the lettuce and kale bed and it is doing well.

This is the broccoli bed and shows what it looks like when covered. It’s hinged in the middle, which makes it easier to open and water and harvest. I had to brace the corners of the frames today. We had a bad windstorm Wednesday of last week and they had some damage. Still working on a system to anchor them better in higher winds.

Romaine and arugula in the salad tonight!


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