Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Lettuce Worry

An image of late May to brighten the day.
At 7:03 a.m. it is 19 degrees Fahrenheit outside. The National Weather Service says 11 tonight.
I worry about my lettuces. I worry about the kale and collards.
Three layers of separation sits between them and the outside cold -- a row cover, then plastic and on top of that sheets and blankets.
But I worry.
It didn't get above freezing yesterday and will not again today.
Tomorrow they say it will rise to 38 degrees and be sunny. Saturday will hit the 40s.
So on Thursday (because I am busy all day tomorrow) I will check on the welfare of my "babies."
I hope this is not the end. The lettuce has been so lush and fresh and beautiful.
I will not rest easy until I see it again.

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