I have also decided to put two of my healthiest plants (one Hungarian Hot Wax pepper and one San Marzano tomato) out in the greenhouse for the two days to see how it goes. The nights are still going just below zero, but I am expecting the greenhouse to be a few degrees warmer, in which case, they should be fine (tomato is a bit wilted in this picture, it's just getting used to its new home in the grow bag).
And I'm still working on the raised garden setup in the greenhouse - it won't take more than a few minutes to get the rest of the logs needed, I've just been taking my time. And I've moved some shelving around to make some floor space for tomatoes. I never thought I would complain about having too many shelves and tables in the greenhouse, but there is actually very little floor space. And tomatoes are much too heavy to sit on tables. So I'm slowly reorganizing to make the necessary space.
While thinking of getting plants into the greenhouse, I checked my outdoor water spigots yesterday and discovered a problem (well, actually a friend helping me out discovered the problem). There are two spigots, connected by the same main pipe. One of them has come apart at the joint, and needs to be soldered. So I can't really use either of them, without water pouring out of the one open pipe end.
As a result, I figured I should take advantage of the slight flooding in my yard and collect some rainwater. I pulled out one of my rain barrels and have been pouring buckets of water into it to be sure I have accessible water until such time that I can get the pipes fixed (not a big deal, but I'll need a day at home, and since I just finished a week of holidays, it might be a while!).
When dealing with the plant-cat-safety issue, I decided to put the tomatoes and peppers into the back room. I think the greenhouse setup is safe enough to leave what's left (with a few chairs lodged up against it to make sure it can't tip over).
San Marzano plum tomatoes: 39
Black Krim organic tomatoes: 27
Amish Paste plum tomatoes: 10
Jalapeno peppers (M strain): 15
Hungarian Hot Wax: 6 (plus a dozen seedlings still in the basement area)
Pick-a-pepper Sweet Pepper Mix: 7
North Star red pepper: 5
Other (Walmart purchase) red pepper: 10
Misc. peppers: 8 (labels got missed up, I'm guessing they are jalapeno)
The tomatoes/peppers are in the west facing guest room, with the greenhouse seen out the window.
Fingers crossed that everything is well when I return Wednesday evening ...