I’ve been hardening off some spinach off and on for the past three weeks. According to accuweather.com, next week we are supposed to have some good weather, so I decided today was the day to plant the spinach out in the SFG. The soil blocks were so easy to transplant:
The new spinach is in the bottom left square and three more plants along the left top square. The rest is what overwintered from last fall’s planting.
According to accuweather.com, tonight will be the coldest night of the week at about 34˚F/1˚C, so the plastic will be placed over the dome for some protection over night until the new spinach becomes established. It will be removed in the morning so the plants do not overhead during the day.
Screenshot from accuweather.com web site
While I was digging in this SFG, I decided to plant two squares of Red Barron Onion sets:
I was planning on placing the Copra onions grown from seed in this spot, but it is easy to swap squares around. The Copra onions will be planted in the SFG bed next to this one. I find I am continually updating my garden plan as I go as I don’t usually stick to the plan exactly.
I also seeded some snow peas along the trellis structures in two SFGs:
It’s a few weeks earlier than my schedule, Patriots' Day as the traditional planting date for planting peas in my area. But the weather is supposed to be rather mild over the next few weeks. So I am going to give it a go and see what happens. I soaked the seeds overnight and watered them in well since we are not expecting any rain until later in the week.
I began hardening off Simpson Elite and Marvielle of 4 Seasons Lettuce yesterday:
The Simpson Elite suffered a little sun burn, but the leaves have firmed up tremendously. The Marvielle of 4 Seasons seemed to take the sun exposure in stride. The red in the leaves seemed to deepen:
Soon we should be harvesting leaves for salads.
As you can see from the temperature screenshot above, today temperature was in the high 70's. We broke the high temperature record as normal temperatures are usually in the high 40s/low 50s. It was a busy weekend in the garden spot, and I am pleased by the amount of work that was accomplished.