A blast of cold air is expected tonight in the Southeast, both in the mountains and piedmont. My spinach, lettuce, mustard, and chard seedlings should be fine in their beds full of dark heat-trapping soil.
mustard seedlings with overwintered mustards
The tomato, pepper, and eggplants seedlings (transported up to the mountains for spring break) were subjected to toughening temperatures of about 50°F during the day with plenty of wind. Not optimal, but that's what was available. They're tucked into the 'mechanical room' tonight, which is toasty because of the Rennai instant hot water system that serves both our hot water and radiant heating system.