I have been stalking the 10 day forecast on the weather app on my phone for the past few weeks. The minute I saw that the next 10 nights it would not get near freezing, I knew it was the right time to start moving some of the plants that have been growing inside, outside. I have other plants that needs to be started indoors, and I am running out of room. I have been hardening off these plants over the past week. I have been taking them outside every day that I could. That helps the plants get used to the weather outdoors. Otherwise if you just stick them directly outside they could go in to shock.
I transplanted all 4 cauliflower plants plants . .
all 4 cabbage plants . . .
12 Leeks . . .
4 Rainbow Chard plans (and seeded another 4) . . .
and 9 Rhubarb plants. This is the first year I have planted rhubarb. From what I have read we won't get much of a crop this year, but it will come back next year. The plants are doing great .
When I was getting ready to transplant the leeks, I noticed in the square next to me, that the garlic is finally coming up. Last year it was up this high in January. I was worried the bed froze too long or something happened and our garlic was not going to grow, so I was very excited when I found this (and many others coming up).
I went outside tonight to cover some of the plants, but then I saw the overnight temp is only supposed to get to 52, so I left them. Hoping they do well.