Friday, April 2, 2010
I know that the beautiful 70 and 80 degree weather we've had this week is a tease.
I know that just because March went out like the proverbial lamb does not mean that April will continue to act as such.
I know that we will have freezing temperatures and probably even snow, possibly more than once in the next six to eight weeks.
I know all this, but it still didn't stop me from planting the first of the veggies in the new bed. No, I ignored my better judgment and went right ahead planting two types of spinach, four types of lettuce, three kinds of onion sets and some green onion seeds. I'm comforting myself with the knowledge that, yes, these are all cold-season crops and, in a worst-case scenario, I still have many more seeds (and sets) should these ones get frozen to death in a late-season storm.
But in an ominous sign that growing vegetables may not be all that easy, my broccoli seedlings are flopping at a worrying pace. And this is after being exposed to strong sunlight and the fluorescent lamp for regular amounts of daily light. Luckily, I still have numerous broccoli seeds left for direct sowing.
So with fingers crossed, the veggie gardening has begun!