Today’s super-cold temperatures made me think about winter gardening, so I asked Gordon Clark, Montgomery County MG and Project Director of Montgomery Victory Gardens, how his low tunnels were faring. He reported that in anticipation of the cold he harvested most of his winter greens, but in a day or two when temperatures rise he’ll check on some lettuce that’s still under the plastic, and let us know whether it’s edible.
In the meanwhile, here’s what Gordon had to say recently about the success of his tunnels in Silver Spring.
So stay tuned for a report on Gordon’s lettuces, and also whether the greens under plastic in the Derwood demo garden (and MG Robin Ritterhoff’s back yard) survived temperatures in the low single digits. My guess is they’re frozen beyond recovery, but you never know.
On January 21, Gordon will be giving a talk at Brookside Gardens on Food Gardening and Climate Change (sign up here) and keep an eye out at the MVG link above and the Montgomery County GIEI page for low tunnel classes coming in the summer.