Transplant Prep Sessions Fri, Wed 5:30-6:30pm

13 May

The pollinators, like this big ol’ bumble bee, are out — and your plants should be too!

Peppers, tomatoes, eggplant and other fruit-bearing plants that are started from seed indoors need to acclimate to outdoor weather prior to transplant. The hardening off process takes a little over 10 days, as time outside gradually increases from a couple hours to a full day. I started this weekend, and my chocolate cherry tomatoes spent 11 hours outside today! At this rate, they should be ready for transplant next week.

Flowers need to harden off, too — but don’t require as much time as fruit-bearing plants.

Have questions about how to prep the seedlings you started in March?

Stop by the garden tomorrow, Friday 5/14 between 5:30 and 6:30pm, to learn about hardening off plants and daily garden tasks.

(We will be there for an hour, but it should only take you 10 minutes.)

Plus, we want to see your seedlings! Jane, Denise and Maura have sturdy tomatoes, Sandy has eggplant and squash, while Charlie, Teddy, and Jessie have impressive-looking peppers! Seems like most of the workshop participants have had success — pls keep up the great work and get your guys outside.

We’ll be out in the garden this Friday evening and Wednesday May 19th. Catch us while you can!

  • Friday May 14th, 5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, May 19th, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Whether or Not You Have Seedlings, the Garden Needs YOU!

Want to dive into garden care? We’ve started doing regular garden duties two times a day, and we need volunteers to spend 10 minutes in the garden each morning or evening. Thanks to those who have committed to weekly spots through June. Morning tasks include some kid-friendly, light watering work, but there are only a couple morning slots open.

Find more details about duties and the volunteer schedule here.

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