Thursday, May 18, 2023: Too Cold To Plant

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Thursday, May 18, 2023

Dark moon in Taurus

Pluto Retrograde

Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn

Sunny and cold

29 degrees F when I woke up, dropping to 27 while I had my first cup of coffee.

It’s been too cold to plant.

The marshmallow started coming up, and the cat grass is doing well, but it’s been too cold to plant any of the seeds that didn’t need to rest in the fridge. The rest of the tulips and mini daffodils never came up. We’ll have to keep them inside if the weather is this whacky next summer. It’s too cold to put the large plants outside, or even put the night-blooming jasmine on the front porch.

I may have to start seeds and put the pots in my office or the living room, where there’s good light, or they’ll never come up this season.

Haven’t yet bought the lettuce plants, nor have I bought the hanging baskets, because it’s just too cold to leave them outside. Maybe the lettuce would be okay, but the rest would not.

I’ve noticed, the past few years, that winter starts later in the year, and pushes farther into spring. And then there tends to be a leap from cold weather to hot weather without a lovely stretch of cool in between.

I prefer cool to hot, but I also like a stretch of gradual warmup to summer and gradual cool down to winter.

What’s going on with your garden? What have you noticed changing the past few years?


3 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Pat Marinelli
    May 18, 2023 @ 16:08:25

    We weren’t as cold as where you are, but it was down to 43 last night. Hubby is worried about all the plants and seeds he has outside. As for me, I have to say after the last couple of really hot days it was lovely sleeping last night. Should be cool for the nest week. It will be in the mid -sixties during the day.


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