Wednesday, March 16, 2011

March Garden: Coldframe.

It's time to start thinking about planting cool weather veggies:   greens, peas, fava beans, onion sets, garlic....

Our cold frame weathered the winter fabulously!     Thanks to our friend Mike Bell for passing along the idea of using hay bales to keep the cold frame warm all winter.  We had hay on three sides and as it composted, it warmed things up.   We had greens all winter.   No, they weren't happy when it went below zero, but they lived.  I had planned to put bales on the 4th side, too, but it never happened.   Turns out that as long as we had the front covered securely with heavy plastic, it did fine. 

Here's a photo from last weekend:

We have plenty of spinach, radishes, lettuce and arugula.   It loves the nicer weather.  We put a new parsley plant in it and will harvest the old radishes and plant new seed in a day or so.   


  1. I've decided you're not really one person. You're three or four. No one person could learn all the stuff you've learned in just part of one lifetime. I'm going to start calling you "Robin-cubed" (don't know how to do html superscript, so I couldn't do "Robin to the 3rd power")

    Maybe I'll just shorten it to "cube." Or maybe even "cu". Which sounds like "Q."

    Hey! Remember "Q" from "Star Trek Next Generation?"

    Yeah. I'll call you Q.


  2. I loved Q! ... I mean...I was highly entertained by Q - but I feared him. Q was delusional. Like Crazy Aunt Sally. I'm definitely channeling Crazy Aunt Sally.

    I wonder what would have happened if Jean-Luc had called him Crazy Uncle Q. heh. That would have been funny.

  3. Q would have imploded.

    We're all delusional to one degree or another. We're all Q. But since I don't want to traumatize you by giving you the name of a fearsome delusional Star Trek character, I won't call you Q.

    I'll call you Robs. Plural.


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