Anyone out there harvesting during the winter?
I have a small greenhouse structure (12’ x 10’) that my husband built for me and it sure beats the “A” frame I used to create with wire and metal stakes. I can’t crawl under the “A” frame like I used to, or at least un-crawl from it, so he made a stand up, walk around hoop style frame from pvc pipes and joints. It may not be as sturdy as a professionally made one but it’s been up for 3 winters now and it cost a lot less. The plastic is stretched over and taped on the ends to over lap the sides and anchored with cinderblocks, rocks & bricks and I’ve only had two windy epsodes blow it open that I had to re-anchor the ends.
Right now I have a crop of Arugula and mixed Mustard Greens and an assortment of Choy ready to harvest. The choy is still young, but large enough to get a small harvest. I seeded it with lettuce and radish a week ago and see a green beard of seedlings coming up when I peak through the plastic. Because of a lack of a real door, and the windy conditions, I haven’t opened it to go in, so I hope to be able to get a photo when it’s calm. We’re due for 5-8” of snow tonight, so I best get in there today.
In the past, with my little “A” frame structure, I’ve been able to harvest some of the cold crops during January. This past January, my arugula got too hot and burned, so I had to water the greenhouse, after throwing snow inside to cool things down. I’m in the MD/DC area, zone 7A.
So what is everyone else harvesting now? And what are you starting? I need to start my tomatoes soon, but woodworking keeps me busy enough.
-- A weed is a plant that is growing where it was not purposefully placed by human hands.