Spoke Too Soon

Since my last post (3/16) we have had snow on the past 2 Tuesdays. The onions I set out survived so this past weekend I set out my lettuce and broccoli. I haven't had a chance to look but will take inventory later today.
I have started my herbs and tomatoes in the greenhouse. Some of the herbs are up, if you use a magnifying glass to look. Tomatoes, not yet.
I wonder what problems will beset us this year. Last year it rained so much that the plants never developed deep enough roots to withstand the dry spells. That's life on the farm or should I say in the garden.
Hope everyone has a good growing season this year and we can all brag about our harvests.
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On Wednesday, March 26, 2014 6:43:42 AM UTC-4, The Cook wrote:

The broccoli and cabbage I nursed through the winter in the green house was devoured by something the first night I put it in the garden. I started ov er, even though I think it is too late, have come up and so far are tolerat ing the cold. The onions are doing ok. The peas have come up but are growin g slowly. I have had a terrible time getting the peppers going. They are th e smallest peppers I have ever had. I have been putting them in the green h ouse daily when the sun allows. On the other hand, the tomatoes I have had in the green house all winter are thriving and just thinking about turning. That is the kind of success that keeps us going. MJ
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The Cook wrote:

me too! :)
conditions here are gradually improving, much of the snow has been melting off. with the intermittent cold spells it has slowed down the melting so we may avoid floods this season. it's been back to colder weather this week.
we may get a few warmer days later this week and into next week (anything over 50F will be a heat wave compared to what we've been having). perhaps a few of the earliest flowers will be brave enough to poke up.
looks like all the garlic made it and the winter wheat and winter rye that i was able to sprout before winter arrived look pretty good too -- nice and green -- i'm very happy to see it instead of bare dirt. now i have to see how the other patches fare that i planted later. i dunno if the seeds will still sprout after being in the ground this long or if they've rotted away... i suspect a mix of both.
i'm not likely to plant anything for a few weeks yet or longer. winter can churn up surprise late winter snows quickly enough...
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