It’s Spring (in case you hadn’t noticed).
Every spring you want to push your limits.
Sometimes I play it fast and loose, and lose. Sometimes I play it safe, and miss out. This year I decided I would start much earlier but remember, no matter how alluring our early spring weather is, there always a frost out to get you before May. I literally was contemplating how early I could push planting my tomatoes Tuesday afternoon.
Then it froze Tuesday night. Bullet dodged!
Everything that I’ve planted (roots, peas, brassicas and greens) has come up and is looking good. I thwarted some early on ant attacks with a mixture of corn
meal muffin mix and diatomaceous earth.
- Cornmeal: When they eat it, it swells up and kills them.
- Diatomaceous earth: Scratches their body and dehydrates them.
Inside, I have a veritable jungle of tomatoes, tomatillos, peppers and eggplant. It’s getting a little ridiculous (46 peppers, 26 tomatoes, 6 tomatillos and 13 eggplants). May looks promising. All 70’s and 50’s. In the next weeks I’ll harden off these plants off and get them into the ground.