My fruit trees and baby fruit have successfully weathered our couple nights of frost. Yay! I wasn’t sure if they would, especially the biggest peach tree since we couldn’t get the sheets all the way over the top of it. It’s amazing how much they grow in three years! I remember bringing that tiny little tree home and tenderly, gently placing it into its new home. Apparently it likes it here!
We have rain in the forecast for the entire weekend. Figures. The official last frost date for this area is April 14 and I planned to get the brussels sprouts, tomatoes and peppers in the ground and out of the basement. I’ve been hardening them off for about two weeks: Putting them outside during the day and bringing them in at night and they are all huge and healthy and starting to become root bound in their little starter pots. It’s time to get them out into the real world.
So far I have in the ground: Onions (red and yellow), Swiss chard, spinach, sugar snap peas, snow peas, regular peas and broccoli. Only about 300 more plantings to go!