There are seedlings in the greenhouse ready to harden off.
And these Chinese Cabbage seedlings are tempting me to just add them to the salad bowl!
Yesterday I was preparing to lug a few flats outside to start the hardening-off process. Then I heard the weather report: a cold week was coming. With the temps dipping to the low 20s, and weekend snow and rain, this sure wasn’t going to be the week to gently harden off any greenhouse seedlings.
Last night, the weather changed abruptly and we had a wicked thunderstorm. Bright lightening, thunder in the Valley, and wind that was strong enough to make me think “twister”.
At some point during all of the nighttime weather commotion, that “twister” wind wasn’t a movie and it wasn’t a dream. Garden Camp was turned into The Mess from Oz.
Garden Camp was trashed. One garden tent was air-lifted and dropped about 15 feet away, right in the middle of a Garlic bed. Sheesh. One of the Kale tents was wind-pushed all they way down to a border where it’s now resting atop Daylily clumps and Lavender. Wow. The Lettuce tent was air-scooted to a new position where it sat right on top of the center section of the Lettuce crowns. The only thing missing were the witch’s Ruby Red Slippers under the tent frame.
It could have been much worse. I won’t look at the squished, dirt-splashed lettuce…..I’ll focus on the perfect ones.
We’re not in Kansas, but we sure had some wild and wicked weather at Garden Camp last night. Garden Camp turned into The Mess From Oz. We’ll need to reposition the tents later on.
There was only one well-behaved tent, a Kale tent. I overturned it myself to pick some fresh Kale for dinner!
After checking, I learned of yesterday’s high wind and tornadoes in the Ohio Valley and western Pennsylvania. What a fright!