If you have already planted seed and/or transplants make sure you’re protecting them from wind and cold evening temperatures. a simple cloche made from a milk jug or even a nursery pot turned over on cold nights will work. cover your seedlings with floating row covers, a burlap sack, or a sheet – something to protect it from those frigid nights. don’t be disheartened by slow germination, give those seeds some time to adjust and keep an eye out for slugs and snails who are ready for the delicate leaves of lettuce, spinach, and mustard greens.
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