May 30 Update

Weather – looks like Monday over night might be a bit low around +1C. I always expect a downside of a couple celsius. Other than that, the 14 day forecast looks good in the low department. And we may get some rain early next week. Not looking forward to mosquitos but there are better problems – like drought and extreme forest fire potential that requires mitigation.

Still getting my planters ready for mass planting in the next week to 10 days.

May 27 update and Minus 2 tonight

Could get down to minus 2 overnight. Usual last whip of the tail end of winter.


* Currently readying planter boxes for lettuce.

* Seeded beets and carrots in two planters (left the middle of each box for tomatoes).

* Planted potatoes in two small boxes. Will plant more in large pots.

* Seeded trays of basil and lettuce a week or so ago. Lettuce has come up but not the basil. Basil seedlings I do have are a bit rough looking and some have died from wind burn and being too dry.

* Lettuce sprouts are doing well.

* Peas -those planted first in early May – are coming up.

* Seeded more nasturtiums, morning glory and some other vines. Nasturtiums have sprouted – all from seeds from last year’s crop.

Waiting for maybe the weekend or next week to start planting lettuce in the planters. Tomatoes will follow when the lows are safely above zero around June 11 or at least the time of the new moon (June 16th). In other words, combining the long-term forecast prior to these dates.


Yellowknife Weather Warning

Looks like we may be hitting zero overnight and over the next night. May even go below zero, with the possibility of frost. Best to cover up what can’t bring inside or into a greenhouse. I would bring in tomatoes and other tender plants if you can. Lettuce will likely not have any issues handling a couple three hours of zero or below.
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May 19th Update

Weather has been pretty good – above the average most days. Did drop down, well below zero a few nights back. Long-term forecast looks good. I expect that we’ll have a sub-zero night in early June.

Lettuce and nasturtiums that I started in mid April have survived.

Tomatoes look healthy and green since I transplanted them about 2 weeks ago.

Second planting of arugula has come up.

I have planted peas in two stages but the first ones haven’t come up yet.

Poppies are growing well, grass is coming back and buds have been forming on the berry bushes and birch trees.