Monday, March 29, 2010
Frogs and Tomatoes
Sunday it rained, so we hied ourselves off to the library and grocery stores. I picked up a book from the library (can I just say here that I love going to the library?) called 200 Tips for Growing Vegetables in the Pacific Northwest by Maggie Stuckey. One of the very first things I read was, "Rule of thumb: don't put summer vegetables in the ground until the lowest nighttime temperatures are consistently above 50 degrees F." Why couldn't I have found this book six weeks ago? Then this morning I learn from the weather forecast that it will get colder this week and nighttime temperatures will go as low as thirty-five. I think I may have jumped the gun on the tomatoes. I did plant them very deeply after all, but I guess to be safe I had better start some more High Carotene seeds.