Observations on nature and gardening from an Carolina wildlife gardener
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Spinach and pea seedlings
lettuce, mesclun mix, spinach, and pea seedlings
A blast of cold air is expected tonight in the Southeast, both in the mountains and piedmont. My spinach, lettuce, mustard, and chard seedlings should be fine in their beds full of dark heat-trapping soil.
mustard seedlings with overwintered mustards
The tomato, pepper, and eggplants seedlings (transported up to the mountains for spring break) were subjected to toughening temperatures of about 50°F during the day with plenty of wind. Not optimal, but that's what was available. They're tucked into the 'mechanical room' tonight, which is toasty because of the Rennai instant hot water system that serves both our hot water and radiant heating system.
Our gardens (in the piedmont of SC and the mountains of NC) are increasingly home to native plants, birds, small mammals, and insects of all sorts. My gardening companion (my husband) is equally the gardener in our gardens. Woody, our rescue Golden, is now putting his own stamp on our gardens. He follows his previous fellow goldens (and my former gardening assistants): Mocha and Chessie. They bring life to our gardens.
I reduce the sizes of most images, but they're still bigger than what's seen on the blog (click to enlarge!)
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