e_moon60 (e_moon60) wrote,
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Weather and Gardening

We started early this year, and now have a few radishes and most of a row of peas with their cotyledons sticking out of the ground.   For the past few days, it's been very pleasant (today, 76F at 2 pm, bright sun) and the yard is greening up.  Buds have swollen, the winter-flowering bush honeysuckle is flowering, some birds are singing territorial courting songs.

Mistake.  Starting Tuesday night, we get three nights with lows in the 'teens F, and days at or barely above freezing and maybe some winter precip.  

It will be back to "spring" next Sunday, the weather forecast says--into the '60s.   

Why do we ever plant this early?   Because we can start getting very hot, very dry conditions in late March to April, in which case only the early-planted gardens make anything.
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