We’ve experienced high temps in the mid 80s and snow warnings all within the last week. This makes it hard for any gardener to determine when is the right time to put seedlings out and when to cover existing in ground plants.
In the beginning of this past week, when I was wearing shorts outside, I decided to transplant my spinach. AKA Popeye Power!
Since I used cowpots, I can just plant the whole seedling and pot right in ground. The pot will breatk down in the soil and act as a fertilizer. On a side note: these pots may be made of cow manure but they don’t smell like it. 🙂
I considered planting the rest of the seedlings, but decided to follow the old school rule of planting after Mother’s Day. Which was a good change of heart as you’ll soon read.
The seedlings are getting a touch unruly in their little window box, but I’m willing to put up with the viney plants for another two weeks.
Exciting news: I noticed the squash & cucumbers are developing flowers already! Which means I’ll actually have more than one cucumber this year! (Unfortunately last year my two cucumber plants produced one lone cucumber.)
A few days after I planted my spinach…the temperatures dropped into the 40s, the are experienced two days of rain as well as snow watches in effect! Concerned, I strapped into my boots and took a look at my baby seedlings to see how they were holding up.
Worried my recently transplanted herbs would kick the bucket if left outdoors, I moved all of them inside for a sleepover to avoid the frost. Pepper (the dog) didn’t seem to mind the pots by her dishes.
Hopefully by this time next week, the weather will be more pleasing and I will be able to thin out some of those beet & carrot sprouts.