We were predicted to have a freeze last night after what seemed like weeks of end-of-April weather. It sent those of us, who had already planted our seedlings, scurrying to protect them. I had stuck a bunch of 2-inch tall pak choi, Lacinato and Russian red kale and three baby Forellenschluss lettuces -- as well as two rows of peas --in a bed on the northwest side of the garden, which is slightly protected from a long northwest fetch of wind by a cedar and a rickety fence. To further protect them from both frost and scavenging critters, I had laid floating row cover over them.
I always think it also says something about human beings needing room to grow, despite our fears for our children in this scary world of ours, but that’s a different conversation for another day in another venue. Meanwhile, back to the repotting.