Spring Temperature Fluctuations

Today was on the cooler side, even though the sun helped in warming things up. In the past week we have seen colder evening temps, some of which have been below freezing. This is the time of year that gardeners can anticipate temperature fluctuations and cold-tolerant plants can make it through the stress. In fact, below you can see pictures of our arugula, lettuce, and cilantro which are all doing great. We also have carrots, peas, spinach, and broccoli growing!

If you expect a cool evening in the near future, you can protect your plants by covering them with cloth sheets or a plastic row cover. If using plastic, make sure it does not touch the plant by using stakes to hold it up. Also, be sure to remove the cover in the morning.

We will be planting some more spring plants in the next weeks since we have the space, so if you have not planted yet we can share our experiences!

Arugula growing strong, but needs to be thinned.
Arugula growing strong, but needs to be thinned.
Lettuce is growing great!
Lettuce is growing great!
Cilantro loves the sun!
Cilantro loves the sun!

 

Garden teachers, have you planted your seeds yet? If yes, how are your plants doing with the temperature fluctuations? Comment below or email us at youtheducation@civicgardencenter.org.

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