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Tuesday, December 13, 2022

It Looks Like Mache (Winter-Hardy Leafy Green) Can Survive Snow and Freezing

About 2 weeks ago we had several inches of snowfall over a few days. Cold settled in right after, and the snow stuck around for a week. The snow on the garden beds was about 6 inches deep for that period. I am happy to say that the mache survived. I picked a large handful of leaves to add to a salad for lunch the other day, and there's still plenty out there. Between the mache, the Brussel sprout greens, and the kale, I'm still able to harvest greens from the outdoor garden several days each week.

We may have snow again next week. So we'll see how mache does with repeated snowfalls.


  1. That must have been fun to find your green treasure that survived the snow. Snow acts like an insulator at times, so maybe that helped with the colder temps.

    1. Hi Live and Learn,
      I was happy to find the plants survived. We had more mache in our salad at lunch today. I think the snow as insulator had something to do with it. Also, the plants don't grow tall, but stay close to the ground. I think that low profile helped with cold air, too.
      Have a nice rest of your day.


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