Yesterday morning I awoke to the worst kind of weather, a couple inches of wet snow overnight followed by pouring rain all day long. It was a slushy mess. The ground is still covered with a few inches of snow leftover from the blizzard a few weeks ago, despite plenty of above freezing days since then. The seeds have been organized, charts and plans have been made, and the onion seedlings are coming along nicely, but it’s going to be a while before I’m able to dig in the garden.
Back in January when we had a bit of a thaw I cleaned out one of the cold frames a bit and sprinkled some spinach and lettuce seeds around. I think at that point I thought that spring was right around the corner. Around this time last year I was already starting to prepare the garden beds for spring. Its amazing how quickly I forgot what a real winter is like around here.
Despite all the snow and ice on the ground, this past weekend when I went by the garden I discovered lots of tiny lettuce and spinach seedlings growing in the cold frame. With any luck we’ll be enjoying a salad from the garden in a few weeks, even if I can’t plant my peas yet. Any signs of spring yet where you are? Or is your garden still buried in snow?