I took advantage of the cloudy weather and moved out the seedlings i started in early January into the cold frame.
They’re (kale, chard, and arugula) very happy and have really taken off the past week, and are around 5″ tall. Should be able to do some small harvesting soon, and after the frosts, i’ll take the frame apart to let them really grow.
I’m not so sure about this whole cold frame business in my yard since there are trees across the alley that block the low winter sun or most of the day- i didn’t get any sun from late November to just a few weeks ago. Also the window i’m using now is very heavy for the amount of growing space i get, and it’s hard to work in.
I might end up switching to a plastic row cover next year and get rid of the frames, but i haven’t made up my mind just yet. This way, i can over winter more hardy greens for earlier harvests (and 2nd year seed collecting?). Much lighter, more growing space, easier to store, simple construction, and easier to move around as needed to protect warm crops from cold nights in spring? Sounds good to me! Any thoughts?