Lettuce and pea frost sensitivity
One-week-old lettuce and peas transplanted successfully
out into the February garden. But how did they fare --- even protected
by quick hoops --- when outside temperatures fell into the mid twenties?
How about the pea
seedlings? Results there were a little more spotty. The direct-seeded
control area hasn't come up yet, and among the transplants some
seedlings got a bit burned by the 25-degree night even with a quick hoop
to protect them. On the other hand, other seedlings seem just as
vigorous and happy as always. Looks like my planting calendar --- which
told me to direct-seed a large area of lettuce and arugula under quick
hoops this week but to wait two weeks for the main pea planting --- was
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