As is always the case at this time of year, things have been busy in the garden. Our first frost date is on May 10th, so the two weeks before and after always see a flurry of activity with lots of transplanting, seeding and, of course, weeding.
Last week, however, we ran into a bit of a glitch when we had a string of truly horrible weather that was cold, wet and windy. One day in particular really did a number on newly transplanted seedlings. It started out a bit chilly, at 11C/52F, but then the weather kept getting colder as the day progressed, a rare occurrence. By early afternoon, we were sitting at 1C/34F which is unheard of for this late in May. Unfortunately, I had put the cucumbers in the ground only a couple of days earlier. They survived but are definitely worse for wear. We'll have to wait and see if there is any lasting impact.
|Cucumbers took a beating during the recent frigid/windy weather|