My plants our now outside and I'm scared!


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Hi,

After starting my veg indoors in conservatory starting from seed (peas Feb, courguettes end March along with cauliflower and carrots) I've finally planted them in grow bags outdoors (they've spent a bit of this week hardening, and the conserve is cold at night) . I'd read that the last big chance of frost ends in second week of May which is why I picked this weekend (that and they are getting way too big to keep inside!) .

I don't know if its just me but I have that feeling of abandoning them, it's already started to rain, and scheduled to rain for a few days now so I'm worried they will drown or die, is that silly?

I potted my courguettes and cauliflowers in a 100 gallon planter filled with miracle gro compost. Covered in mesh for protection. The Peas I've wound into netting and used sticks for support and just covered my carrots in mesh alongside them.

Do you think that's OK??

Do I need to do anything else?
 

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It's still unusually cold for May so stick with the protection for the time being. Things won't pick up outside till it warms up a bit more.
 
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No, it is not just you, I now have three courgettes outside, but they all have a bit of protection. I have been saving bubble wrap from Amazon type parcels. Four bamboos and some clothes pegs later they all have topless cloches. As a fail safe I always plant too many seeds of everything, so if it suddenly goes sub zero and six foot snow drifts I can still replace them. If it doesn't I will give the other plants away and earn some brownie points :)
 
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I have my sister 2 of the courgette plants on Tuesday, I've come round on Sunday and taken a look and they look a bit battered and discoloured- any ideas???
 

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