This is what my garden looks like this morning (only with 6 more inches of snow). Very fitting since it’s the first day of spring.
The weather is a strange thing, this time of year you just never know what you’re going to get. I have photos of snow in my gardens in Ohio in April, but then one year my mom and I planted our potatoes and peas on St. Patrick’s Day. You definitely take notice the weather as a gardener. Some years are hot, some are cold, there are wet springs and dry springs. That’s why you always plant a wide variety of plants.
It’s a good thing I went out on Monday and added some greenhouse plastic to the hoops in the potager. I did it to start warming the soil in order to plant spinach and transplant leeks. I also wanted to protect the soil from this snowstorm.
Now the ground underneath will remain dry so I can plant in it earlier. This summer, I have plans to add a large walk-in hoop house to the garden for winter gardening. I can hardly wait!
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