Thanks to everyone who showed up to work on Monday for our last-minute digging session. Nathan, Sarah, Benjamin, Yvonne, Allison, and two BU students, Liz and Amanda, all helped spread compost and turn over the soil one last time. Tracy worked hard up in the greenhouse taking inventory and replacing seedlings that had died (from the heat) and planting seeds that had gotten missed in the planting frenzy.
In addition, we were able to get the top row of vent windows open on the greenhouse. That should make a huge difference for temperature control. The only downside is that I have to get up on the ladder to open it, manually, every sunny morning, and get up there again to close it every night.
I'll have more photos soon. The seedling mostly look great, though the heat has been tough on them. Next weeks should give them some gentler, steadier growing conditions. Keff and Jeff and Allison have been keeping a close eye on the plants and watching the temps and trying to keep everything alive.
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