Friday, April 29, 2011

Plants that love cold and snow! NO need to protect them during the cold snap...

Tomorrow the forecast calls for a high  of 45 and possibly snow and rain. Great for the plants!! Terrible for the humans!! I will be there with LOTS of plants that are ready for your garden

Luckily all of the plants I am selling are cold-hardy. Kale, chard, lettuce, parsley, lettuces, broccoli, collards, cabbage, onions and pea plants will all survive just fine in cold and snowy weather. Just leave them alone and they will pop back soon. The weather that is hardest for these plants is wind and heat.

Salad Bowls- leave them on the patio or deck in cold and snowy weather. At this time of year they can be in a spot in full sun. As the weather gets warmer they would love a slightly shady spot to keep them cooler.

Cold weather greens hardening off outside
Plants in 2 inch pots. Only plants in the 2 inch pots should be brought in because they are less able to withstand harsh weather. Never leave the 2 inch pots out in full sun and wind unless you can water at least twice a day.