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#1 JD DANNELS OFFLINE  

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Posted December 04, 2011 - 10:34 PM

Rained all day yesterday and they are not predicting temps over 32 for the next week.
So I went out in the rain and picked the last 6 heads of cabbage.
They withstood some temps down in the 20's but we had temps above freezing during the day. They really are a cold weather crop.
That's it till spring!

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Posted December 17, 2011 - 07:55 AM

I guess being in zone 5 it must be enough of a difference then where I'm at in Pa. where zone 6 . Most years I was done early but the last few I've been trying to keep the garden maybe not growing but alive to pick some things . Last night I picked a few small shoots of broccoli , brussel sprouts , carrots and swiss chard . Have some lettuce growing under row covers too but didn't any last night . Have you tried anything as far as "season extenders " ? Al

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Posted December 19, 2011 - 09:41 AM

It's been a very strange year!! I planted Cabbage, Broccli and Califlower in late August for a fall crop. The Cabbage did pretty well and Jo found a small top of broccli when she took out the table scraps yesterday. I did not make any low hoops this year so they have been totally exposed to the elements this year I will next year. Next Year I'll put them out a month earlier. Normally in December I could not expect daytime temps to be above freezing this late.

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Posted December 19, 2011 - 09:49 AM

i finally got mine tilled & laid a light bed of fall leaves over it 2 decompose over the winter. a good tillin come spring & i'll be ready again.....




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