I'm no early bird ~
Yes! More snow is in the forecast for our area ~ accumulations between 2 to 4 inches by tomorrow. Can it get any better ... just think ... no bugs in the snow. Although I suppose snow fleas don't mind this kind of weather ... not that I've seen snow fleas around here.
I have completely given up on griping about it. It is what it is ... and there's not a darn thing I can do about the weather except take each day for what it is and that's that.
To try to stay ahead of the game ... hoping and praying that I'll be able to start gardening by the first week of June ... I planted some tomatoes and zinnias today.
I know ... all my friends from the south are probably laughing ~ their tomatoes are probably producing already ... and they're probably cutting bouquets of fresh flowers ... but us northerners have to play this long waiting game with Mother Nature and Father Time ... and cram our growing season into just a few months between June and September. It's challenging to say the least. If we start our plants too soon, they'll get leggy and not transplant well. We can't put seed into the ground because of the frost coming up out of the soil. Yes, we might have warm days ~ but if the soil temperatures aren't consistently warm ... the seeds won't germinate or will rot as soon as they sprout. Most of the gardens in our area are put in around the last two weeks of May for the cold crops, like peas or root crops like turnips or carrots. The tender crops like beans or tomato plants or flower transplants don't do well until the second or third week of June.
I always get a kick out of the green houses in the area. They'll be all set up for the early birds ... selling beautiful flowers and veggie plants by Mother's Day. The early birders will buy them ... set them out ... only to have them killed off by that "one more" frost of the season. Then they get to sell all over again to the early birders. I used to be an early birder ... but over the years I've learned my lesson.
They say patience is a virtue ... I'm very virtuous :)
Until next time...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.