You can grow your own food. And we can help!

First snow, then salad

Oct 30, 2010

1 week ago we saw it coming, the first snow.  It is unavoidable here so with some advance notice, we set some row cover over a couple of beds, picked all of the close to red tomatoes, and crossed our fingers.  For 4 days it stormed like crazy on and off.  Rain, hail, snow, wind... you name it.  Then on Thursday it cleared out so we headed out back to assess the damage.  There were expected losses, the summer veg was pretty much finished off.  However, we have a few hearty survivors. 

Things are not so grim.  The Chard looks pretty nice, as does the Kale, beets, and carrots.  The Arugula fared well and the mustards are really spicy now.  I'm shocked and pleased to have a lot of really nice looking and tasting frisee left too.

We'll continue to extend our season with row cover and break out the plastic covers in a week or so. 

Add comment

Log in or register to post comments



Join our e-list to stay in touch




Praise for KGI:

"A group that can get
things done"

-Mother Nature Network

"One of the web's best sources of gardening info"
-Washington Post 

"The meeting place of the world's gardeners"
-WorldWatch Institute

more here



About us:

KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.  

Join our mailing list:


Connect with us:

Contact us:

Kitchen Gardeners International
3 Powderhorn Drive,
Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA
(207) 956-0606