Winter sowing with Ca wacky weather

nancyjane_gardener(Zone 8ish North of San Francisco in the "real" wine country)February 5, 2014

We have gone from 2 weeks of way below freezing to a couple of weeks up into the 70s and an occasional 80* in the last couple of months.
Really off the wall weather in Northern Ca (just No of SF)
I have usually bought starts for my garden, but now that I'm retired, I was wanting to work on starting from seed more.
The problem is that our weather has been so unpredictable that I'm a bit afraid to set up a greenhouse type set up if it's just going to heat up again and fry my little guys while I'm away from the house!
Thoughts or comisserators? Nancy

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flipback23(9 SF Bay)

I had the same worry as well. I have many seedlings growing right now in my garage. At least this way I can keep the from the cold nights. I started everything last month since it should be 6-8 weeks from our last frost date but this weird weather has me concerned that the frost may last longer. I keep them under grow lights 16hrs a day for now. They are mainly veggies, so Im hoping the weather settles by end of march so I can set them out before the outgrow the space in my garage. After that heat wave I didnt want to spend the time to put up a temp green house to have everything die on me.

    Bookmark   February 7, 2014 at 4:25PM
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I have similar issues being in the mountains of So CA. It even snowed weekend before last, and there's a possibility of flurries tonight. My poor garden is a mess!

    Bookmark   May 6, 2014 at 3:44PM
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