The first half of May was cold, at least compared to what I am used to. Days were warm, but nights were often around 5 degrees Celsius / 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cold nights, unfortunately, mean that the soil takes forever to warm up. And for me, soil temperature means more than the average temperature as measured by a regular thermometer.
Still, towards the end of the month, most tomato and eggplant/aubergine plants have been moved outdoors. I still keep 20 or so plants in our greenhouses as I do not trust the weather. It has been up and down like crazy over here in zone 7.
The Click and Grow Smart Garden 9 project is going well. I really like the Smart Garden indoor garden system. Easy, foolproof, and pleasant to look at – what is there not to enjoy? I know – we would all have a couple if it were not for the cost. But for me, it is worth it, and I really look forward to growing fresh herbs and vegetables as fall and winter approaches.
I have direct sown chard, arugula, tatsoi, coriander/cilantro, thyme, rosemary, basil, chives, and several varieties of kale and lettuce. Check out my YouTube video on how to grow lettuce in a soil bag – a fantastic little “garden hack.”
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