Sunday, February 28, 2010

Still Winter

I need to remember that. The sun is strong enough to be melting the snow slowly, even though the temps are only just above freezing. We might break 40 this weekend. But we still have quite thick snow in some places where it drifted.

I haven't really ordered anything this year. I need to order my tomatoes, and I wanted to order some liatris. I'll need to look for that in a catalog, or maybe at the nursery.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Waiting for another winter storm --not too big, but probably a bit over 6 inches of snow. Things were just uncovered again. However, it will be back in the lower 30s by next weekend, so I imagine this snow will go away a bit quicker than the last.

Today we talked about creating some raised veggie beds along the west side of the house --Emma wants a raised bed for strawberries there too, which would be a good idea because it would keep the strawberries a bit contained. I think my tomato bed by the garage is rather played out, and could use some soil renewal. I'll probably just let the strawberries take it over for now. It's nice to spend a bit of time thinking of growing things.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

First post of 2010

Well, here we are in February, 2010. It's been a fairly snowy winter so far --really cold in December and early January, but milder now. Still winter --below freezing most days, but not so bitter. A lot of our snow has melted off with a couple of just-above-freezing days over the last few weeks, but we're expecting a new batch of snow tomorrow evening into Tuesday.

All the plants are still pretty well buried, which is good because it cuts down on the frost heaving. The only bed that isn't covered, as usual, is the East bed.

I was ready for the garden to die back in the fall, but I'm now ready for spring again. I'm looking forward to April, and looking for the green growing tips poking up.