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This is a better post for April

By Penny Stine

So we all knew the snow wouldn't last, but it was still nice to have it warm enough over the weekend to transplant the little leeks and broccoli seedlings I've been nurturing for months.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The broccoli looks pretty unimpressive, but I'm hoping once they're in the ground, the plants will take off. Saturday was a good day for it, since it was fairly cool and cloudy.

 

 

 

On a hot day, newly transplanted seedlings will wilt and look like they're about to croak the next day, but these looked pretty happy the next day when I went to check on them.

 

I'm planting two different types of broccoli this year. The green one is supposed to do well in hot weather.

 

 

 

This purple one is a broccoli/kale mix that sets little purple florets rather than one big head. The leaves are also edible and supposed to be good. 

 

Don't forget, if you've started plants inside, be sure and let them transition to life outside before you plant them in the garden. A couple of days in the shade, then a day or two in partial sunshine will help them be ready for full days in the sun. And a cloudy day for planting always helps.  

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