Nice to see This forum get started
I bouht Elliot Coleman's book so naturally I'm intrested and seeing how I'm in zone four I really will be able to benefit with some winter harvests. I want to put up a hoop house but so far I haven't done it but still hoping otherwise it will be hard to do much 4 season gardening.
By the way last fall I started some mache and it was really coming great but we had a very early winter starting in late Oct. I covered it with a heavy straw much like I do my Garlic beds. This spring I was extremely disapointed. It died during the winter every single rossette. Anybody got any ideas why it didn't come back. I read to start it in sept. for a spring crop.