Winter Weather

I wasn’t going to post today, but I just went out to read the temperatures from over the weekend (just the overall maximum and minimum since last Friday morning). We got down to 16 degrees last night! Still, some of the lettuces that are outside and unprotected are still looking good.

Like this dark red oakleaf lettuce. I took this picture last week, but it still looks this good today after thawing out from the cold.

It was also nice to see the low temperatures from the two covered beds. The fabric covered bed registered a low of 24 degrees, and the plastic covered bed registered 30 degrees! I’m definitely impressed with how much warmer they are, which is much warmer than I expected.

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on December 6, 2010, in Season Extension Gardens and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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