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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. 

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