Tough as nails - as long as its cold...
So I was gone for several weeks in Sept and Oct, and the MIL calls early in the trip and says its snowing at the house. Everyone tried to do a good job getting stuff in, and I come home to the row covers flapping in the breeze, exposing some of the greens to 23Âº air and teens the night before.
Well, they were all fine - mustards, lettuces, arugula, spinach. Tough as nails, except for the machÃ©, but who weeps over dead machÃ©?
Needless to say, I've been talking up the greens and how tough they are and you have to plant this stuff, blablabla. Some eyes may have glazed over.
But, tough only in the cold: these last two days of highs in the 80s have meant the poor things wilt in the afternoon, despite the row cover 'shading' them and my anticipatory watering. Sigh...if it's not one thing, its another this year.