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It can quit now.

It’s April 11. Spring. 

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Seedlings against the irony outside.





It’s past time to plant cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower…but they can’t be more than 6 weeks old when transplanting. So when will that be? I’m not counting on anything sooner than the end of May this year. The farmer’s almanac says that April in Western Canada will be cool and dry. On top of the lateness of spring…that doesn’t sound great. I’m going to wait until next week to plant them now – say about the 16/17th.


There are a lot of big flakes between my window and the outhouse.

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20 Responses to “snow,snow…yeesh”

  1. Mike says:

    WOW hate to see your winter!

  2. Naomi says:

    Winter started October 15. I remember the day like it was… 6 months ago. In just 4 days, winter will have lasted 6 months. And YES. I feel like whining about it. A lot.
    You might be able to speed up the warming of the soil by putting down silage plastic. It works great between rows in the garden to keep weeds down and keep the spring temperatures up. Just a s thought. Maybe it will give you some ideas.

    • sherry says:

      There is that very large junk of plastic out at the barn that the man is threatening to get rid of because I didn’t use it last year. White on one side and black on the other. If May is going to be so cool then the frost in the air will get me anyway.

      • Naomi says:

        If you can warm the soil fast, you may be able to still put in frost hardy seeds, though. And, it will kill those pesky weeds if you leave it long enough. THAT is a real bonus. You can leave it down for tomatoes, which love the extra heat.
        If you’ve already planted lettuce, you could put it over that spot for a week or so to warm up the soil, so they can get back on track for growth.I wouldn’t leave it on after they started to sprout though.
        I’ve used the black/white plastic. I think it’s silage plastic, if I’m not mistaken. I’ve had good results. It’s amazing for thistle and quack grass. Just leave it on until it all dies underneath, then move it to the next patch.

        • sherry says:

          I could put it over the area that I planted last fall with lettuce…then keep an eye on it. Maybe I should shovel off the area first, heh.

          • Naomi says:

            With the black plastic, it would melt that snow in a day, I would suppose. I guess it depends on how much moisture you want on your garden when/if the snow ever melts.

            • sherry says:

              Yah, I can put a few rocks on top as soon as they thaw out of the ground. I’ll find something heavy.I’d put it on the snow then…good idea.

  3. Anna-Marie White says:

    This has been a long hard winter for you. I can’t stand to see it still looking so dark eeek. I will say some prayers for you so hopefully the sunshine will return!


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