The cold frames enable a head start in the garden.But they also helped the chard overwinter and diggin' around I am still finding tasty carrots and turnips everywhere.
As you know, our ladies spend the winter in the greenhouse coop. Our hen Bridget, also known as "Resident Vandal", ate our December crop of salad greens when she flew straight up six feet out of the chicken coop (an astonishing feat!) onto the greenhouse loft and then proceeded to feast and scratch the dirt out of almost every planter. We've fixed the problem and are now enjoying our second crop of salad greens.
We *heart* enablers and our clever vandal too.