Annie's Gardens and Greens

  (Fort Atkinson, Iowa)
"It's not your ordinary greenhouse"
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Cold Frame

This past winter we raised vegetables in a cold frame.  Until mid-November we had fresh zucchini and summer squash.  Leaf lettuce, radishes, brocoli, cauliflower, Swiss chard, and spinach were harvested up to the second week of December.  The winter was fairly harsh, and the doors froze shut.  Until February, we were unable to get into the cold frame.  Once we did we found that some of the vegetables actually made it through the winter.

The third week of March we harvested our first cutting of leaf lettuce and  baby carrots.  Peas are up and blooming and we are looking forward to having fresh radishes in about a week.   The cold frame has extended our season and gotten us in the ground earlier.  When our summer CSA begins, we should have a wider variety of vegetables to offer people.

Looking forward to a great year!

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