Podcast #220 – 10 Above Is Cold in Alabama

We’ve had enough time after the big freeze last week to know what plants did well and which ones took it on the chin. Today’s program summarizes our experience.


The temperature stayed below 15 degrees – our killing zone – for more than seven hours; so it was as bad a freeze event as we’ve encountered since we started growing four years ago. We learned that the big dividing line was between those plants protected by frost blanket and those not protected. It was the first time we’ve seen truly significant damage to brassicas from cold temperatures.

Listen – 18:44

The leaves may look a little stressed, but the rutabaga in Bed #11 came through the freeze well, protected by frost blanket. We ate steamed rutabaga last night for supper. Yum!
The leaves may look a little stressed, but the rutabaga in Bed #11 came through the freeze well, protected by frost blanket. We ate steamed rutabaga last night for supper. Yum!

Here’s the page on which you’ll find all the still photos showing before and after photos of the individual beds and plants.

The Longleaf Breeze Perennial Farm Calendar

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