Sunday, May 10, 2009

Migration to Outside

The tomatoes, onions, etc and myself have been cooped up inside for too long. No more plant light for these folks, it's outside every day from now until transplanting. My mom recommended placing a note on my pillow as Murphy's Law says the one night you forget to take them in at night is the last hard frost day. This year I'm wondering if that might be early June.

Garden Art (various skill levels involved).

California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica) coming up early as usual. Likes the hot sun and poor, dry soil conditions along south facing concrete house wall.
Plumeria likes the outside sun and decides to start blooming (I don't have an advanced camera so can't do close-ups well).

Early Harvest! Southport White Globe Onions (planted indoors early March). Taste mostly like chives, and delicious fresh!


The Blog Fodder said...

Good pictures. Hope you keep getting warm weather. We are worried for this coming weekend. Low of 4C forecast for Friday night. Could get colder but at least full moon is past.

Middle Earth said...

We are still getting +2C lows, with occasional light frost on the west facing shingles in the morning. I'm sure we'll get -2C at least once yet, but I one can always guess wrong around here!

Cassandra said...

We've had a long stretch of no frost here in Edmonton. I almost could have planted my tomatoes a couple weeks ago. But it is supposed to dip under zero for the next couple nights, so I'm glad I didn't get too carried away.

The onions look good, I knew I should have started some early. Luckily the chives are already big enough to take some!

Middle Earth said...

I'm thinking to wait until June 1 before transplanting the tomatoes outside. Although I'm not sure they can wait that long...