Gardener’s Journal – 2/15/11

February 15, 2011 at 11:07 pm Leave a comment

OK, so today was the big day.. I actually sowed some seeds in the cold frame – kale, arugula, mache, spring onions, beets and carrots.  I am a bit worried about the fact that I filled a lot of  the “head space” with growing medium – but I figure, by the time they are that tall, it will be time to take off the lid anyhow (hopefully!).

I was checking out the temperature inside the cold frame and of the soil itself – it was 30F outside today (with a nasty cold wind), but once the sun came out it was 80F inside the frame!  (It probably would have got even hotter, but the automatic opener had done its job and was ventilating the frame – cool!).  The soil is 50F – just warm enough to germinate those seeds I sowed today – but with a 65F day on the way, I think this is likely to rise (at least temporarily – it is not spring yet!).

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