Suddenly we’re having 40+ degree nights – even though our last official frost date is May 19 – and daytime temps are pushing 80!
Its chili making time, cooking beans in the solar oven to free up the kitchen stove. This is third day. First day let beans heat and sit and then drained and changed the water. Now, they are cooking in the sunshine. VERY low temp with the shiny pot, hence day 3.
This is a new ‘pop up’ plant protector I’m trying this year. as you can see, fit perfectly into these grow bags. top zippers off to open to air, then close up for night time protection. Trying some EARLY zucchini here. have never had Zucchini in the ground this early in the year!
yesterday moved plants from their starter trays into six packs: two different kinds of Roma tomatoes, two different kind of regular eating tomatoes, two different sweet peppers and eggplant. The cardboard box has white sage seedlings.
from the back forward: spinach, cauliflower and turnips (that is the cool end of the bed), broccoli and mesculan greens, some endive (escarole) and rapini. The last two aren’t really doing well – poor seed sprouting through new seeds.
Also took the time today to set up and try my new UBER hose. This is one of those expanding hoses, but doesn’t shrink up as much as the “as seen on TV” ones, and costs a bit more too! But it is light weight and seems very good. Comes with quick connect fittings so its easier to attach and put away. Have set it up with a chlorine filter on the discharge end. In the past, with other type hoses, the filter reduces water pressure enough that the hoses don’t expand! Having it on the discharge end heavy, but also gives me something to hold on to and extends the breaker wand a little further making it easier to get to the asparagus bags which are on the other side of one of the in ground beds. This hose might also work with the pump and rain tanks as it doesn’t seem to need as much pressure as the other type of expanding hoses. If it does, that would be great as it really is a lot lighter than the regular type of hose and my grow areas are really spread out into the little naturally forming spaces on the property.