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Midwinter lettuce planting

December lettuce bed

A lot of the garden went to weeds this past fall while I was doing the bare minimum required to get by. So I didn't plant anything in our cold frame...although self-seeded arugula filled nearly half the space.

With the lettuce under our quick hoop starting to be damaged by winter cold, though, I figured it was time to see if I could get some midwinter lettuce going in the slightly warmer space under glass. Perhaps the cold frame will serve us a salad by Groundhog's Day?

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Can you plant lettuce in a cold frame this time of the year? Will they sprout? I have some rutabaga seedlings I stuck in the cold frame about the end of November but they're not doing anything except "vegetating". I had been hoping they'd grow but apparently not. ::looks sad::
Comment by Nayan Sat Dec 31 10:36:38 2016

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