Winter Garden

It’s February which ends the Persephone garden hibernation cycle. The sun is now strong enough that the spinach I planted in late September, will begin to grow again. I just need to turn on the lights. The windows that sit on top of the cold frames are called lights. I have to brush off the snow that’s blocking the February sun from reaching the spinach leaves.
Planted 9-23 ——– 1st harvest ? ———- final crop ?

Feb 2 winter cold frame 2014

Feb 2 winter cold frame 2014


Open up & there's green life inside.  Seeds were broadcast planted 9-23

Open up & there’s green life inside. Seeds were broadcast planted 9-23


February spinach (planted 9-23)

February spinach (planted 9-23)


Last Year’s Comparison
Winter spinach feb 11-2013 neat rows, no mulch, in trenches.

Winter spinach feb 11-2013
neat rows, no mulch, in trenches.


Winter spinach feb 2 2013 planted mid Oct

Winter spinach feb 2 2013
planted mid Oct

Planted 10-15 ——— 1st harvest 3-30 ———- Final crop 5-3