Thursday, May 18, 2006
I kept the little “buggers” warm, watered and well tended until the first week of May at which time I took them out to the tilled garden plot and placed them in the ground. I planted four rows of sweet corn, three rows of tomatoes, Romaine lettuce, sweet bell pepper, radishes, carrots, cucumbers, zucchini, summer squash, watermelon, cantaloupe and spinach. I also planted radishes and carrots from seed.
I must have worked half the day putting all the veggies in and the laying out the drip lines so they received the water they needed to continue to grow. I could almost hear the little plants singing… or maybe they were screaming, “Idiot!”
Two nights later (remember, this is MAY) the temperature got down to 28 degrees. Now, I like frozen vegetables but, this is not what I intended when I planted the garden. Needless to say, the only thing not affected by the frigid temperature was the radishes (seeds, remember?). I’m not even sure the carrots survived. Maybe they were afraid to come out. After that the weather continued to remain cool but not freezing.
Last Friday we planted Roger’s grapes and blueberries. That night the temperature got down to 27. One of the grape vines looks a little frosted but it looks like it will pull out of it.