Follow-up on Ms. Gump’s lettuce

frozen lechugaLast week’s below-freezing temps proved to be too much for most of Ms. Gump’s lettuce (see Jan. 7, 2014 post). Most of it froze and then thawed, leaving it with a creamed-spinach look (see photo to right). The plastic covering our beds is pretty thin; we’re hoping to receive funding before next winter that will pay for stronger and more durable covers. Because there’s nothing like harvesting and eating fresh lettuce (see below) in January, right? surviving lettuce


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Andrea Kearney on January 16, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Interesting, looks like the plants are still alive under the “creamed” looking parts, great lesson !


  2. Thanks, Andrea! After I took these photos, we had several more days of freezing weather and now they all look like creamed spinach with chewy centers. We have cilantro growing under thicker plastic in another bed, and it seems to think it’s in the Mediterranean — it’s growth hasn’t been deterred at all. Or at least that’s how it was yesterday…


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