So our March here has been unusally warm and cozy; in fact just last week, we enjoyed a nice 90 something degree day. So a few weeks ago on a whim that the weather had been so pleasantly warm – even though it was not a typical March – I planted a few summer favs like green beans and a few summer squash. I was amazed at how quickly the beans responded to the warm weather and have since flourished in my garden. You can only imagine my surprise this weekend when I wake up to a fridged 40 degrees and then didn’t see much warmer (48 degrees) by the end of the day.
So a quick afternoon call to my knowledgable mother resulted in finding a few old sheets and blankets in hopes that I might salvage my pretty little beans. I wrapped my little beans as best that I could and have crossed my fingers. I have also checked the 10 day forcast for my area. For the rest of the week, I’m looking at at low’s of 38’s and highs in the low 60’s – then back to balmy 70’s and 80’s for the weekend and beyond.
On a side note — my peas, carrots, lettuces, spinach and broccoli’s are LOVING the cool weather – in fact, I do believe I’ve seen more growth from them in the last few days than I have in the last three weeks since they were transplanted/seeded!!