Plants, animals, and people living in Coastal North Carolina are influenced by large, shallow bodies of water, called "Sounds." The Sound's daily influence can be a challenge or a gift. The word "sound" also means "in good condition; not damaged, injured, or diseased." Sound Harvest and Garden will try to reflect both those meanings, as I aim for sound vegetables, herbs, chickens, eggs, and ornamentals, all from my home by Core Sound.
Friday, January 6, 2012
Winter has finally come to the coastal NC garden. The lettuce up top was picked last weekend, when it was over 70 degrees. The lettuce below was in the garden earlier this week, frozen truly solid after a night dipping down to 23 degrees. There was no time for the garden to prepare itself for this first freeze, even though the freeze was a good 3 weeks late this year. Despite this, the lettuce, carrots, and cilantro have perked back up, so I still have some time for salads and herbs. I could extend the season even further with row covers, but to date have not taken that step. Unlike the garden, I am having trouble adapting to the bitter temperatures, and am glad to have warm break again this weekend.