Eat Veggies, save the planet

Getting seeds to germinate in the heat In Austin
September 21, 2010, 3:01 am
Filed under: gardening

When you need to plant your seeds in the 95 degree heat, so you can have lettuce, kohlrabi, beets, etc in November you need to shade them. The way I have invented to do this is with old window screens.

After I plant the seeds, I put discarded window screens (the one good thing about a hail storm) over the seed bed. When I water, the  droplets are dispersed nicely and the seeds stay moist longer.

When they come up, I put bricks under the screens so the plants have room to grow. When they get taller, I put a second brick under the screens.

And when the temperatures go down to the cool mid 80’s in late September?, I can take the screens off.

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