Before my trip Down East, I’d given some serious thought to how I was going to harden off my seedlings, since I’ve done too many this year to be able to bring them in and out every day for a week or so. After much googling, I finally settled on a modified hoop house, with row cover instead of plastic. The cover had come before I left, but the hoops didn’t arrive until the day I returned. So that’s now in the backyard for the next week.
I added an extra bay than I needed (and I still have two more hoops) because I figured there would probably be some plant shopping between now and planting weekend (Memorial Day weekend). And between Saturday’s Farmers Market and the Tate House Plant Sale, I’ve been making headway on that other bay.