Growing Lettuce in Cold Weather, Part 2

Lettuce under the snow.

Lettuce under the snow.

In my post of 11/9/13 I worried that I had planted my lettuce in the cold frame so late that it was probably hopeless that they would survive.  Add to that the fact that we have been in Florida for a month and the little dears had no protection from the bitter cold we have experienced here in CT, other than the plastic cover.  We returned this weekend and I went out to the garden, fully expecting to see lettuce corpses, but no!  They look beautiful and healthy.  The temperatures here huddled in the single digits for much of the month so I am amazed to see the lettuce, but perhaps there was snow cover that protected them.  They aren’t very big, but they’ll grow some more when it warms up.

I'll clear off the snow when the sun comes out, but for now, they are safe at right about freezing temperature.

I’ll clear off the snow when the sun comes out, but for now, they are safe at right about freezing temperature.  (Those white streaks are snowflakes.)

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    Marjorie said,

    That’s impressive!

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    Mary said,

    Beautiful!! Lettuce must be hardier than we think! At this time of year you shouldn’t have any problems with bugs or slugs. Yum!

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    The Editors of Garden Variety said,

    Your plants look very healthy. Happy gardening!

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