Friday, May 20, 2011

Oh the crazy weather!

So as I mentioned in a previous post, I planted part of my garden last weekend.  I was watching the weather closely Monday-Wednesday as the forecast was predicting that the low each night would drop lower.  After Wednesday there was supposed to be a warming trend.  Every night I was watching my outside weather gauge and we never got below 41.  I wake up this morning and Dustin tells me "it frosted last night."  Sure enough I looked at the minimum on my weather gauge and it got down to 33 last night.  I went out to inspect my little seedlings and sure enough they had that glossy opaque look of frost death.  Luckily I still had the Burpee Aqua Shields around the two tomato plants that I planted back in April and they look fabulous.  So I'm out $14 and will have to re-do all that work.  I'm not sure if I should re-plant this weekend, or wait another week since there is a chance of rain all weekend.  I AM READY FOR SUMMER!

On a happier note since the California strawberries are in season now and readily available I bought a bunch the other day and made them into strawberry jam yesterday.  They were so fresh and perfectly ripe and the batch came out to the perfect consistency, and it is the prettiest deep pink color.  Last year I made some and did not read the directions through carefully and added the sugar at the wrong time in the process.  That batch turned out runny. But when I invert the jars I made yesterday it stays in place.  And I had a little leftover that would not fit into the jars I had prepared so I put it in a container in the fridge and had a PB&J for lunch and it was SO GOOD!

1 comment:

  1. That sucks! I don't think any of my seeds have come up yet, but I only planted root veggies thus far, so they should all be okay. It rained for over 24 hours the other day.

    Any word on the job front?


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