-Posted By Tom Patton
This is it! This is the weekend to put the full garden in place. I mean how much leafy green stuff can a person eat?.. I actually had some sort of Asian Cabbagy thing for breakfast.
This weekend I will be planting tomatoes, cantalope, cucumbers, watermelon and a host of other warmer soil loving shoots. Warmer weather crops require a soil temperature of at least 60 degrees, ideally 65 or greater to grow in a healthy manner. Sure, you could have put tomatoes in a few weeks ago…but the recent cold snap may give way to more blight down the road.
As the warm weather crops go in, my arrugula will soon bolt, my spinach will become some nasty green, seedy looking large stemmed ogre, and leftover radishes will look like large red trees and a potential tourist attraction.