My grandmother likes to say, Well, we'll have weather whether or not, won't we? She's right, of course, and this was a good week to prove it!
First, the cold and even a bit of snow - we were worried about our garlic, because it is about four inches high already! Fortunately, there seems to have been only minor frost damage.
Also, by Tuesday morning, we had filled all available table space in the greenhouse with seedlings, and we still had more tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant to pot up. We had to make a sacrifice. We decided to give up on some of the early greens in the unheated high tunnel next to the greenhouse. We covered them with landscape fabric and laid pallets down on top of that. Then we moved all of our onions and some of this weeks transplants (spinach and lettuce) on the pallets, and covered them with what is known as a "low tunnel". That is basically a small hoop structure (about three feet high) covered with plastic. Then we ran an extension cord to a space heater inside the low tunnel, and, presto! A mini greenhouse inside a high tunnel!
We will again have a SUPER SPINACH SALE this weekend at the Topsham and Brunswick markets! For those of you who are cooking for several people or who, like us, just like to eat a lot of spinach, we will be selling some one-pound bulk bags of spinach for $12/pound!
See you at market!