Jeff said that he's checked it on a sunny day and the temperature inside the hoophouse (plastic film draped over PVC ribs) can get up to 130 degrees Fahrenheit. He waters it every day and if it's going to be really warm, he has to open it up so the plants don't get cooked. The raised bed has been really successful in the past years, once we fully uncover it, it seems like the bunnies pretty much avoid it.
First Week - Sunday, May 11, Mother's DayJeff had already planted some seedlings he bought, but I received some seedlings from my mom for Mother's Day, so I set their pots where I wanted them to go between the existing plants.
|Husband Jeff is planting some of my seedlings.|
|Mid-planting. Droopy new seedlings.|
|Fabric pot with I think zucchini and cantaloupe (or cucumber) on the left,|
tomatoes on the right.
Second Week - Sunday, May 18
|A variety of veggies - Brussels sprouts, tomatoes, cauliflower, broccoli|
and a handful of herbs - fennel, chocolate mint, dill
|That little bushy thing at the front is a special basil.|
|Growing along in the small fabric pot.|
Third Week - Monday, May 26, Memorial Day
|Wowee! Holy progress! Lots of good warm weather for growing.|
|The newly dug up area at the front here is for beet seedlings. |
Only a couple bean seedlings from the tray made it, the rest rotted.