Monday, March 14, 2005

New Hardy Seedlings!


Click photo to enlarge. We planted seeds of hardy greens in this outdoor raised bed 7 days ago and the low night-time temperature here has been between 18 & 20 degrees every since.
The beds are covered with corrugated fiberglass panels (see postings for March 6th) which warm the soil during the day and keep in heat during the freezing nights.
The first seedlings appeared yesterday and it still amazes me that, with a little attentiveness & preparation, we can plant seeds outside this early at our 6,750 foot elevation.
We will have freezing temperatures and snow for 10 more weeks yet and these greens will thrive on it.
Most gardeners in Big Bear will not be planting outdoors for almost 3 more months and we will have been harvesting delicious fresh greens for some time by then.
These seedlings are from a mesclun mix. Posted by Hello

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2 Comments:

Blogger Caribou Raisin said...

How exciting to have sprouting greens in the mountains in March! And your beds are so tidy, much tidier than mine. I planted some sunflowers that are just starting to poke through, and some arugula, parsley, cilantro, and echinacea. But I have so many weeds sprouting, I can't remember where I planted!

8:02 PM  
Blogger CanEragon said...

I've been reading since you visited my blog. and it seems that the care you place on the land and people around you only gives freely of what it recieves.

The wonder of life, beauty and sustenance.

And you bring that world to us so well, i think, it shows in your presentation.

Jeremy
Montreal

9:30 PM  

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