We are trying to become backyard and balcony farmers. Read previous posts here.
Well. The seedlings are not in the ground. They are, however, outside in trays during the day, and that has to count as progress.
It has been remarkably cold this May. I love Chicago and am no stranger to Midwestern weather weirdness but when I wake up in the morning and check my Accuweather app, the temps are enough to make me want to cry, pull my hair out, move back to St. Thomas, and say adios to this cold weather nonsense. Granted that the high the last three days has been hovering in the 80s… but it dropped down to the upper 50s this afternoon. Nonsense I tell you!
The cilantro took a hit last week when the weather patterns pulled the same switch-a-roo. A gorgeous day turned into a very cold night and I plumb forgot to bring our trays inside for the evening. Poor guys shivered out on that porch all night and some of them looked much worse for wear the morning after.
Lucky for us, the majority of our veggies soldiered through the trauma and I’m very happy to report that they are growing every day. The plan is to get them into their raised bed home sometime this week. We’re at the mercy of the weather.
Now, please excuse me while I break out the North Face–in late May–for a walk with the dog.