Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Cole Crops on the Porch
Well this year, I decided: they were moving onto the porch. This past weekend, I set up a mini greenhouse (the kind you find for $20 at the local hardware store) and made a couple modifications. I added grow lights ($13 each) and a spare radiator-type heater to keep the temperature above freezing (because it still is chilly on the porch this time of year). I moved the alliums and the brassicae out there, gave them a little misting of water, and hopefully they'll keep ticking over and growing slowly until it's time to plant them out. With any luck, I can get the alliums out in early May (they do just fine even if we get a late snow/heavy frost) and then the cole crops will follow a couple weeks later.