It was down to 31°F last night and 26°F predicted for tonight. I
covered my onions and spinach with 2 layers of row cover. Took it off
today so they don't cook. Back on tonight. I found some volunteer
lettuce plants yesterday. Dug the up and put them in the greenhouse.
They go back out when it warms up. Thank goodness the peas haven't
I cut a small serving of rhubarb this morning. Dessert at lunch.
Discovered that 2 of the 3 rhubarb plants DH got last year have poked
their heads through. Still watching the last one. These are fairly
expensive, supposed to be red ones. Once they get going good I may
start taking cuttings and replace some of the existing plants that
don't do very well.
Guess in a few days I will start transplanting some of my tomato and
pepper seedlings into larger quarters. Am even more sure that they
are not going outside until sometime in May.
We had a little cold snap yesterday ourselves, got down into the high
forties. Had to put a blanket back on the bed. <G>
Bright sunshine today and hardly any wind. All the veggies we planted
from seed are now up. Yellow squash, green beans, cukes, lima beans,
carrots all up and growing. The transplants are also doing well as we
got a bit of rain shortly after planting.
Picked up the dawg from the vet hospital this morning, had her right
meniscus repaired. Very expensive but worth it for this one. She's
laying on a rug in the living room now with her "Elizabethan" collar on
and groaning about her knee like any other senior citizen. In a few
weeks she will be able to run and jump without pain we hope. Maybe take
her out for a short leash walk in the garden later today and give her a
chance to lay in the sunshine for a bit.
I noticed yesterday that some of the spinach and bok choy I planted
earlier this week has sprouted , but the lettuce hasn't . We're expecting a
light freeze tonight , so I'll be covering the hot box with a tarp ... I'll
be moving those seedling out into the garden in a couple of weeks , weather
permitting . I'll be checking the 10 day forecast first though , don't want
a repeat of last year . It froze the night I planted them and cost me a
third of my tomato seedlings .
Her daffodils sure are purty !
On Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:03:09 -0400, The Cook wrote:
It's coming just a little bit more slowly this year. Spring fever is
getting the best of all of us. Here's a pic that might help scare away
those cold nights.
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