May 15th is around the corner and many of us are chomping at the bit to get growing!
My trusty KRQE weather app on my phone says we are over the freezing nights and I believe we are out of the woods.
wall of waters
However, having said that, I would not plant my tomatoes in the ground without protection. I use wall of waters to protect them from the still chilly nights.
Temperatures in the 40’s at night are still cold (just not freezing). The wall of waters will absorb the heat from the sun in the day and give it back to the plants at night keeping them warm.
Other warm season crops can be started from seed outside especially when we get up into the 50’s at night. If it gets cold again at night, cover the new baby plants with row cover to protect them-think of it as a nice warm blanket on them.
I will still WAIT TO PLANT my PEPPER PLANTS until the FIRST WEEK OF JUNE as they really hate being cold and will usually stall out if you plant those now. Just keep them in your house until then.
Home Grown New Mexico Potluck:
THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 from 6-8 pm Whole Foods Community Room (St. Francis and Cordova location)
The next potluck will have guest speaker Thomas Guthrie as well as great food and comradeire with other gardeners. Thomas Guthrie will discuss his research on efforts to revitalize local, small-scale agriculture in northern New Mexico and why he thinks strengthening home economies is important, the significance of disengaging from a capitalist economy at the home level, and his experience working with the Transition movement (an international movement that promotes re-localization in the face of climate change, resource depletion, and economic instability). Please come out and support him. It should be great!
We will also have our question and answer session about what to plant in April and other gardening/sustainable workshops/classes happening in April in our community afterwards.
Please bring a dish to share and your own dishes as this is a zero-waste event. We have do have reusable dishes to use at our potlucks if you forget.