Monday, March 28, 2011

What Happened to Spring?

On Sunday morning, I woke up to snow.  Not a whole lot, not even worth photographing, but snow nonetheless.  And we're supposed to get more on Wednesday.

The little potato shoots that were sprouting are now dead.  The little peas that were starting to emerge have died back significantly.  Other crops still haven't even decided to poke through the soil, if they will at all.  *B* and I were considering some kind of warming blanket for the garden.  I've seen those garden hoop systems on different websites, but I'm just a little scared of them.  I don't know why, but I'm hesitant to get them as I'm not 100% sure I know what I'm doing.

I've been doing a lot of research, reading Mother Earth News, Appalachian Feet, as many articles online as I can find.  Regardless, I feel like I'm going to fail big time in this year's gardening endeavors.  I'm hopeful that it's nothing a good warm spell won't fix, but until then, our fingers are crossed.


  1. No snow here, but it got down into the 20's. I had tulips poking through the ground and covered them with a blanket. I hope they make it. Burr... I can't wait for it to get warm!!!

  2. I can't wait either! We had snow again this morning, but I did break down Tuesday and buy a row cover for my garden. I hope my sprouts made it :o)