It is that time of year when the plants I started from seed starts to take over the living room. I think I have around 48 various tomato plants, eight various eggplants, 16 bush cucumber plants, 10 okra, 12 various types of pepper plants, a flat of sunflowers, 14 basil, three parsley, two sage and four dill. The fennel, cilantro, lettuce Swiss chard have already been planted.
I am in the process of hardening my plants. They go outside daily for a few hours each day to get used to unfiltered sun, wind and rain. I am up to 4-5 hours a day, but have started to leave out the cucumber, basil and okra.
My cucumbers are starting to have flowers so I am going to go ahead and plant one of the cucumbers in a big pot that is protected by the house. If it gets too cold again I can always cover it with clear plastic.
I accidentally left my cucumbers out overnight unprotected when it dropped down into the 30s. They looked dead the next day but soon recovered.