Hi there, I'm new to the forum and need some advice about the seeds I just sowed outside yesterday and the day before. (Carrots, chives, radishes, bunching onions, spinach, leaf lettuce in the ground. Red potatoes in buckets.) We're having unseasonably warm temps here in zone 7 - yesterday the high was 80 degrees, with mild temps at night. However, the weekend forecast is calling for freezing night temps (as low as 28F) and a bit of SNOW!
I'm fully aware that what I've planted are cool weather crops. However, I'm afraid the huge jumps in temps are going to shock my little seeds and interfere with germination. Or, will the temp decline between now and Sunday be gradual enough to help them adjust? Or will it matter?
Here is the full forecast:
Today (Th): high 71, low 43
Friday: 67, 40
Sat: 50, 35
Sun: 38, 29 (70% chance rain+snow)
Mon: 49, 29
Tues: 56, 40
Wed: 70, 50
Should I cover the ground with a sheet before the snow and freezing temps? Or not worry about it? Thanks for your advice!