Sunday, 10 March 2013

mid March 2013 - planted peas and fava beans outdoors, in freezing weather

10th March.  I transplanted for the first time this year, some seedlings to outdoors! It was a sunny but freezing day, with a low of -6ºC, and a high of +3ºC.

However since I got a plastic cold frame, even with these night temperatures, the soil does not freeze completely. And it does not freeze at all, if further protected by a black plastic sheet and peatmoss.

Therefore I planted a few snap peas and a few broad beans (fava beans). Just a few.

They will have a week ahead with very low temperatures, almost a week of a constant deep freeze. Will they survive, under this protection?

Stay tuned for updates!

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