Sunday, July 24, 2011

Broccoli transplanted, withering in the sun

In retrospect, it wasn't the best day to transplant. But the broccoli in the nursery bed were plenty big enough. It was time. I transplanted a dozen broccoli from the nursery bed to their final locations last night. I took
great care to saturate their roots. I soaked the ground they were going into and coated their root ball in mud made from soil and fresh compost. This morning they looked great, but they withered soon after the sun touched them. I erected this quick sun shade to keep some heat off them. I also have given them another dose of deep watering. They seem to be bouncing back a bit. I am hopeful.

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