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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Spring - One Step Forward.. Two Steps Back..

Last weekend was glorious - mild, sunny and perfect for playing in the garden. This weekend? Not so much! It's not too bad out there, but the constant drift of flurries invokes autumn rather than spring.

Yesterday we had a rather unexpected hailstorm in the late afternoon. There's nothing like a barrage of hail to draw kids outside in a flash! They were pretty sizable chunks too! Take a peek.. It lasted about 15 minutes and left a carpet of white stuff on the lawn and garden. The long range forecast calls for milder weather this coming week.. fingers crossed!! I want to get the early pea crop in, as well as more greens, root crops and cool season transplants under the mini hoop tunnels..  Plus I really need to get more flats seeded under the lights - basil, parsley, cole crops and more..

Hope you enjoy your weekend! Happy Gardening!

2 comments:

  1. Yes, winter does seem to hang in there now doesn't it. We recieved a good inch of snow yesterday morning and by afternoon the sun was shining and the snow had melted, later that evening we went for a jog with the dog and it was hailing out...the tantrums of spring.:) Hope your weather clears up a bit and you are able to get your hands in the dirt again soon.

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  2. Thanks Mr. H! I love your description - 'the tantrums of spring' - what a lovely thought and so accurate! I must admit that I do enjoy hail - at least the small hail we get up here in NS.. when we lived in Kentucky, that hail was dangerous!! :)

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