Setting out broccoli and cabbage early
Three weeks ago, these broccoli and cabbage were my babies. I loved them and cooed over them and urged them to grow.
Now they've been
supplanted in my heart (and under the grow lights) by tomato, pepper,
zinnia, and basil seedlings. So, despite several likely freezes in the
forecast, the crucifers have been moved to the garden to sink or swim.
To give them the best chance of survival, I saturated the ground
beforehand with three hours of sprinkler action. Then, after setting
the babies out and watering them in again, I covered each bed up with
row-cover fabric. Crucifers like these can handle lows in the high
20s...but not while they're getting their feet under them. Plus, we've
had a strange bout of wind for the last two weeks and the sun is pretty
intense at the moment too. All of that adds up to the need for a bit of
Will they survive? I hope
so. If not, I've got about a third as many extra seedlings waiting in
the wings. Hopefully Mom and/or Kayla will take those babies off my
hands next week if this set of transplants survives. (Hear that, ladies?
You've been warned --- get the garden space ready!)
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