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The cabbages are in the ground

Today we put almost a hundred young plants into the ground. These are the plants that we started indoors five weeks ago from seed — cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts. We also have eight small celery plants. I think the odds are low that we’ll be able to grow celery here, but I wanted to try that as an experiment.

The soil was a bit wetter than ideal, and the plants had been “hardening” (getting used to the outdoors) for only five days. But we thought it best to go ahead and plant because the forecast looks good. We should have some rain starting this afternoon, followed by a week with highs in the 60s and 70s and lows in the 40s and 50s — good cabbage-growing weather.

Next step: Starting plants for the summer garden indoors from seed — tomatoes, squash, etc. Those plants need to go in the ground in late April.

One Comment

  1. Quetal wrote:

    Good luck with your Spring crop. Still raining heavy here, soon to lighten up in a day or two

    Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

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