Sunday, April 15, 2007

Cold, wet, and miserable

This week the weather has taken a turn for the worse. The nights have been down in the thirties, and sometimes below, and some days haven't gotten much warmer. The only thing in the ground is the garlic which was planted last November. It was up pretty high, but now is wind-blown and a little frost damaged.

The gas heater keeps the greenhouse warm enough, but with all the cloudy days it hasn't reached 100 degrees lately. The lack of heat and not much full sun may have slowed the plants growing a little bit.

Despite the bad weather, there's still lots going on in the greenhouse. Most of the tomatoes have been translated, as well as some of the cabbages, lettuce, zinnias, and marigolds. It's really filling up in there!

The tomatoes are still tiny, but the peppers are getting pretty big.