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Shade For Tender Seedlings

After a week of not too bad weather, the prediction called for another 5 to 7 days of rain again in our area. Between the cold temperatures and rain, we are, unfortunately, very behind this year in planting out the vegetable garden. Given the prediction for more wet weather I decided I needed to get my onions in the ground Friday. Unfortunately they were not quite hardened off yet and to make matters worse, Friday was one of the few hot, sunny days we have had this spring. But in the ground they went anyway. Then it was thinking outside the box time — I took several row cover forms and placed them around the plants then pinned some old sheets above the newly planted seedlings to give them shade for the afternoon. Seemed to work great!

Shade for newly transplanted onions

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