Snow and Salad Greens

Welcome to 2012 at Minerva’s Garden.  Sorry for the lack of posts lately–had a family member with emergency surgery, so things have been hectic.  However, I’m back now!

The weather reports are saying that we might get a bit of snow tonight through Tuesday, so if you are living in the area and haven’t done so, you may want to take today to protect any sensitive plants that are still lingering outdoors.  I have salad greens outside under two and three layers of clear plastic, and so far this winter they have done great!  I picked a big bowlful of them last week, which we thoroughly enjoyed in our Saturday Cesar Salad and homeade pizza tradition.  With winter salad green production, because the temperatures have been so cold, it takes the plants much longer to recover and regrow than in warmer summer months, so I’ll have to wait a while before I can pick again, but still, it’s great to have some fresh produce from the garden! 

As you may remember from a previous post, I have some basil and lettuce and radicchio growing under lights indoors as well.  They are still pretty small, but the lettuce is about ready to pick at the baby stage, with leaves about four inches long, so that will be an additional source of greens for us.

Would love to hear from you–feel free to leave a message.  Do you do any winter vegetable gardening?  Will it be snowy in your area this weekend–let me know, because I love to hear from you!


  1. Cheryl B. said,

    January 18, 2012 at 5:41 am

    I got my husband a mushroom kit for Christmas and we are harvesting. They are inside in the edge of our livingroom where they are warm and DH mists them daily. We have harvested some and he says they are the best mushrooms he has had (I had the stomach flu so did not try them). He is having a lot of fun with them. We planted a new apple tree and are planting 4 more at my mother’s house. Here in Humboldt County, CA a storm is arriving tonight. One rose has been pruned, but I have 2 more to do.

    • minervasgardenwriter said,

      January 19, 2012 at 2:41 am

      That is too cool- always wanted one of those! Sorry you were not feeling well, but hope you are better now. Very glad you are growing fruit–it is a rewarding hobby. I have roses and other shrubs to prune, and probably should have done so before now, because we had about 3 inches of snow last night, but it’s all melting now.

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