Coldframe Winter Gardening / Park City Utah

Coldframe winter gardening can be done in fairly extreme climates.  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 ?

Coldframe winter gardening

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