We had had some really cold weather, but then last week we started to thaw. We didn't quite make 60F, but 59.6F is pretty warm. All of our snow still isn't melted, but it is well on its way. I had to dig the front of the hoop tunnel out. I was wondering how it would do in all the snow. Well one side partially collapsed. All I used here is 9 gauge wire for support which isn't as sturdy as the plastic hoops most use. I crossed two of them in the middle to form Xs and overlapped my Xs. This made it able to mostly hold up to the blizzard. The one side it collapsed on was near a higher part in the wall and the snow couldn't slide off of it which was the reason for the collapse.
But the boc choy and the Fun Jen were starting to rot out. The boc choy looked good from the top, but from the sides you could see the stems had started turning brown. I removed some of the outside ones and it was dying all the way in. So boc choy couldn't handle the cold as well. Interestingly enough the Fun Jen I picked two weeks ago and a month ago are still holding up (I kept them because I wanted to see how long they would last, but have eaten most of them). So for next year I know to pick the Fun Jen before the freeze happens, but the tatsoi should stay in the ground.
I haven't redone my sidebar yet to start the new totals for this year. Or my spreadsheet to track my totals. I'll get to it eventually. I'm sure I won't get another harvest for a while. I've got more tatsoi, but I'm more interested in seeing how it does through the winter than harvesting it. I might do some outer leaf harvesting during the next thaw.
- Tatsoi 9.4 oz
- Salad Turnips 3.2 oz
- Year Total 12.6 oz
Harvest Monday is a day to show off your harvests, how you are saving your harvest, or how you are using your harvest. If you have a harvest you want to show off, add your name and link to Mr Linky below.