I've been trying out a new little garden helper program called Sprout Robot. This little application is one that makes me think, "Now why didn't I think of this." But nevertheless, I am in love with Sprout Robot.
You simply plug in your gardening zone, pick from the extensive list of fruits and veggies you would like to grow and Sprout Robot delivers sowing dates, transplanting dates, etc to your email inbox. Brilliant!
Totally takes the guess work out of it.
Now, we had a pretty good little freeze last week after Sprout Robot said I could plant. But I keep a few old bed sheets ready to throw over tender seedlings for just this issue. The little lettuces and kale did just fine. My mom reminded me that my Aunt Grace used to put Ball canning jars over her seedlings. And you can re-use old milk jugs for this as well.
For you folks up North, I hope you all are getting a few more signs of Springs arrival. Here on the Virginia coast it is supposed to be almost 80 here. But don't be too jealous. We'll be back into the 40's tomorrow. Ahhh...February, you drive me crazy with your teasing.