Sunday, February 03, 2013
Winter Gardening for Spring Vegetables
The cover consisted of:
6 2ft rebars.
12 copper brackets with nails
3 10ft long vinyl pipes
2 sections of 4 ft wide chicken wire
All but the row cover came from the big orange home improvement store. The row cover is from Johnny's Selected Seeds. The chicken wire is held in place by plastic bale twine, recycled.
Also planted, after adding Plant Success as sort of a "good wishes":
Boston Red Beets 1/2 row
Mini Bok Choy, from New Dimension seeds. 1/2 row
German Giant radish, 1/2 row.
French Breakfast radish, 1/2 row.
There is room for a row of spinach and a row of mesclun. Room fills up fast. May need to build a second raised bed for more winter vegetables.
As always this is an experiment. I don't think it's too early. I planted radishes and other cold tolerant vegetables in late January, 2011, and they grew nicely.