It is a lovely evening in Cambridge…
…and in the garden.
The seeds we direct sowed into the salad tables – arugula, lettuce, mizuna, chard, radishes – have begun to sprout.
Earlier this week, we built a hoophouse over one of the beds to use for hardening seedlings. Seedlings raised in the greenhouse are used to cushy indoor conditions – constant light and temperature, no wind, etc. They need to be exposed little by little to the extremes of the outdoors before being transplanted. So, we keep them in the hoophouse and leave it open a little longer every day, building up to the fateful day when they’ll get planted in the beds.
The seedlings seem to be doing just fine in there.
When the hoophouse is closed, it’s not quite as elegant looking, but (to my taste) no less noble.