Spring has sprung and with it comes a new period of growth to replace “the winter that never came”. On the first days of spring the tempurature is nearly 35 degrees F. warmer then the average, and all of the plants and trees are responding as such. This warming trend could be a problem if there is a frost or freeze in the next few months, all of the buds and leaves could be damaged due to the cold.
I remain hopefull that the trees and bushes will be spared a late freeze, and even thought the year has started out fairly warm, I’m making no bets about the possiblity of a late frost, so my target date to plant the garden is still June 1.
While investigating all of the new spring growth, I noticed that the chives in my rock garden have regrown from last year. They must have gone to seed last year, or regrown from their roots. The sage plants in the same garden are also growing again.
The fall planted garlic is growing great, and best of all, I haven’t had to weed the bed due to the thick layer of hay. I used the hay in the hopes of protecting the roots from a cold winter, but I’m quite happy it’s useful even when the weather is warm.
Gooseberries are even getting in the action, and growing fast.
And last but not least it seems the farmer himself is getting caugh up with the season. I’m about 4 days behind schedule since I somehow forgot to order celery seeds. Once I had the seeds in hand, this project was finished quicker then I could say global warming.