The cold frame comes through again
In an un-Anna-like fit of passion, I sprinkled some lettuce seeds into gaps within our cold frame sometime in (maybe?) early January. The planting wasn't on my list and I didn't mark it on my spreadsheet. But the weather was warm enough that I had a feeling the seedlings would sprout.
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forward ahead to Friday. The cold frame had been under a thick coat of
snow for the last week plus, first due to the actual snowfall, then to
thick mounds of snow that slid down and plopped off the nearby roof
throughout the last three days.
Finally, the glass was clear, and I wanted to pick a few baby kale leaves to add to a butternut-squash soup. But, oh, wait --- what is that? Baby lettuce seedlings! Hope for spring.
Plus, excellent arugula
and kale for the soup too. Mark noted that the cold frame was worth it
just for the homegrown salad harvested from the protected zone in early
January, but I'm going to add these lettuce seedlings and soup seasoning
to the gratitude list too. One cold frame tucked up against the
sunniest side of the house a thin wall distant from the wood stove is
definitely a good move.