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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Letttuce, Spinach and Greens Can Freeze and Survive!

Did you know that lettuce, spinach, cilantro, arugula, endive and many other greens can actually freeze and frost and they won't be killed off. When lettuce and other greens freeze they have plant cells that aren't destroyed by the ice crystals that form. Their cells aren't disrupted and damaged by a freeze. When they thaw, they are good to grow and eat. Now this only works for light frosts. Once extended periods of freezing temperatures come, the plants often die. Spinach and kales can often live through a winter and start growing again once spring arrives.

The video is proof. See my frozen morning greens and living thawed afternoon greens!

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