Thursday – Monday (May 26 – 30)
Heirloom Tomatoes on SALE!
Lg. 3 for $10 Med. 3 for $5
3 for $10
Veggie & Herb Seeds and Seedlings for your garden
Essential advice for the gardener:
grow peas of mind,
lettuce be thankful,
turnip to help thy neighbor,
and always make thyme for loved ones.
I guess we can talk a little about squash and cucumbers this week. It is almost time to plant these plants but a few small steps can make a big difference in the success of your transplants.
These plants are extremely tender to not only the cold but to the harshness of our SUN! Try to harden off these plants by allowing them time outdoors under a porch or in the shade of a building for a couple days and nights. They will get used to the dry air and cooler nights before getting planted into the elements.
Planting in the cool of the evening is good and don’t forget to “water them in” after you are done. If you are planting in the morning or during the heat of the day try to create some shade for them during those hottest hours of sun for the first couple days. Maybe a few buckets placed strategically to the South and West or layer some light sheets of newspaper over them (after they have been watered in) for the first hot afternoon.
These transplants are also prone to “dampening off” so don’t pack the soil too tight around their tender stems and let the soil dry out before watering again.