Thursday, February 25, 2010

And we're off!

Yesterday I took a quick peak under the cold frame, and it looks like our radishes are just beginning to sprout. The 2010 gardening season is officially off and running, but we're still waiting on the peas...

I'm surprised by the amount of light that gets through the fleece and by the amount of heat that doesn't escape. The material looks so flimsy, but my high-tech climate monitoring system (a meat thermometer stuck in the soil) shows that the soil temperature is staying around 60 degrees, even with nighttime low temperatures reaching 45 degrees on a few nights!