Did spring miss the boat?
Everywhere in North America seems to be basking in above normal temperatures while we have SNOW and lots of it. Despite having passed the vernal equinox, spring seems a long way off. The only sign so far is that the chickens are laying and the compost pile is steaming gently.
I was looking at photos and my garden journal to stave off cabin fever. This time 2 years ago I had crocuses. I might have crocuses right now but they are under at least 3 feet of snow. Normally I could plant peas in a week or so but today I was pruning my fruit trees and I didn't need a ladder. The snow was deep enough and hard enought I could stand on it and reach most branches.
So enjoy the unseasonable warmth. I'll be shovelling snow of the garden beds and planting peas if you need me.
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