Friday PhotoEssay & Temperature Data

Only have a couple pictures this week, since all the fun stuff is happening under the row covers!

The larkspur seedlings are more visible now after we harvested most of the lettuce in the open bed. They are doind just fine in the cold weather.

Some of the thyme is actually starting to look better now than it did in the fall. Mmm…thyme!

The oregano is turning a really nice purplish tint with the cold weather. Mmm..pizza!

 

This Week’s Temperature Data:

12/5/2010

Outside: Min=16, Max=70

Fabric Bed: Min=24, Max=65

Plastic Bed: Min=30, Max=80

12/8/2010 (I was gone for a couple days)

Outside: Min=19, Max=53

Fabric Bed: Min=28, Max=61

Plastic Bed: Min=32, Max=80

12/9/2010

Outside:  Min=30, Max=63

Fabric Bed: Min=28, Max=61

Plastic Bed: Min=34, Max=88

So generally we are seeing warmer overnight temperatures under the row covers, which is the point of the exercise! I really want to take the covers off and get a look at the plants rather than just peeking under the covers, but I haven’t had time. I’ll do that either right before I head out for Christmas or after we’re back from Christmas.

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 10, 2010, in PhotoEssays, Season Extension Gardens and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. It’s gorgeous again today! Love the pictures!

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