We had a few nights in the 20s lately. I am still amazed how tender lettuce survives the cold. It will be literally frozen stiff, yet thaw without harm.
I finally got around to cutting the asparagus back nearly to the ground. After the freezing temperatures the fronds were totally dead. Then a layer of steer manure to fertilize, since you can't dig it in without damaging the plants. I do wonder how old these plants are, and how many more years they will be productive. The plants will produce for 20-30 years, but these may have been planted that long ago! I think I will plant a new bed this coming spring. It's never to early to think about spring!
|asparagus bed prepared for winter|
The berries were so pretty a few weeks ago.