early direct sowing in April?
The thing about 'you can't sow because the ground is still frozen/muddy/wet' doesn't apply to me. They will be grown in containers.
They'll also be in an unheated greenhouse. I would only be doing cold hardy stuff (escarole, endive...both are bitter leafy green things), spinach, lettuce, an early variety of pak choi (baby Chinese cabbage) and beets (I read on the packet if it's 45 degrees or above, you can do early spring sowings).
Is this even possible? I can get row covers that protect against frost that will also provide additional heat. The other option would be using milk jugs to make miniature greenhouses for the seedlings.
Being in a greenhouse, will they get enough sun? It's not a clear, glass greenhouse, it has a white plastic covering.
What about watering? I think the soil will not be frozen because this will be done in containers, and the greenhouse will provide some boost in heat, thus increasing temperatures a little.
I don't want to waste seed and/or time if this really isn't feasible. Have never done early spring sowings, so need advice.