Member since 8/2/09
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Date: 4/1/13 11:58 AM
I've read it is time to plant cauliflower when the weather is stable at 50 degree temperature and up. Our problem is that when this happens...it will be too hot to plant them! Grrr
Anyone out there have a solution or experience with this? Thanks!
Member since 9/3/06
In reply to Valerie Jo
Date: 4/1/13 12:16 PM
Do you have seedlings that you have hardened off? If so, and I'm expecting cold weather at night, I cover with a brown paper bag or black plastic..then remove that in the morning.
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Member since 9/25/12
Date: 4/1/13 12:21 PM
I plant them when I think the last frost happens (and so far I haven't been wrong, knock on wood) but it is still cool. Mid April, I guess.
That's my solution, although it's not fool proof.
Member since 8/24/02
In reply to Valerie Jo
Date: 4/1/13 1:06 PM
Put them in a cold frame, such as old glass windows laid on top of your garden, or plastic bag tents. They might get warm during the day, but remove the plastic during the day and replace it at night.
Edited to add: I also use plastic takeout containers as mini greenhouses and put the tops right on the soil in the garden. Walmart sells precooked chickens in this stuff and the dome is the perfect height.
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Member since 1/19/06
Date: 4/1/13 1:50 PM
or fill gallon jugs or 2 liter bottles with water and surround the plants - place the jugs right next to each other with no spaces. They will act as the water-filled plant covers (wall o water?) that you can buy. at least until the plants get too tall.
Member since 11/16/05
In reply to Miss Fairchild
Date: 4/2/13 11:59 AM
Quote: Miss Fairchild
I also use plastic takeout containers as mini greenhouses and put the tops right on the soil in the garden. Walmart sells precooked chickens in this stuff and the dome is the perfect height.
Great idea! Thanks for sharing.