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Mar 9, 2009

Old Man Winter is having some fun with us!

This is really just an update to may last post. Just as I was responding to Catherine at A Gardener in Progress about how the sun was peeking out in the afternoon, but it was raining on and off, we get this... (images pop on mouse over!)

And this...

It’s not snow, but sleet! My cold frame blanket is gonna be covered if this keeps up- a lot of good it’s going to do me putting it on the cold frame tonight!

Well, happy almost spring! Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

Happy Gardening!



  • inadvertent farmer

    Ughhh what is up with this weather? This is the PNW for goodness sake. We don't need or want snow in March. Except on the Mountains for skiing, that's it. No where else and certainly not in our gardens...sigh. Kim

  • blossom

    Happy Almost Spring to you, too! Funny that I'm caught up in this spring excitement too. I mean, here in Malaysia where I live, it's spring all year round ...

  • Michelle

    Oh, I hope your garden came through ok. I don't think our winter has been unusual, maybe a bit on the dry side, but I'm ready for it to be over.

  • Gardeness

    It was sticking at your house! Ours still is melting, although it's still spitting snow right now. Who knows what we'll wake to. I covered the peas and lettuce I put under the cloche. Guess we'll keep our fingers crossed. All your plants in the previous post look fantastic, btw. Great stuff.

  • Anonymous

    Snow here today, Tessa. I have things I'd like to do but it's so cold and I'm a wuss. Better weather by Friday they're saying. I guess I'll believe it when I see it. :)

  • joey

    I hear you, Tessa ... half the state was covered in sleet (with more on the horizon) :(

  • Kathleen

    You all have really had the snow this winter! I can't believe it's still happening! Our weatherman said Seattle had more snow than we did this winter (Colorado) which is strange. Your seedlings look fabulous ~ so healthy. You've done such a lot of great work with them this spring. The snow has to stop soon so they can go out in the garden!!

  • gardenerprogress/Catherine

    So, it made it's way down there huh? I don't remember a winter with snow this often. I'm really ready for spring.
    It looks like you have everything protected at least :)

  • Daphne

    We had wet snow and sleet too. Yuck. I'm hoping it melts out today.

  • gardenerprogress/Catherine

    Love the new look!!

  • DirtDigger (Tessa)

    Kim- I agree, No snow in March!

    Blossom- Spring all year? How wonderful!

    Michelle- Well, the tunnels made it through. I think I should probably dump the sleet, or ice, or snow off them more often- if I want them to last, anyway!

    Gardeness- Those cloches you made looked very secure, so I'm sure the lettuce and peas will be nice and happy!

  • DirtDigger (Tessa)

    Grace- Me too! I'm a wuss, unless it's a lot of snow, then it's fun to go play in it for a little while! I'm hoping for better weather too.

    Joey- Such a weird year everywhere, or so it seems! Maybe that means spring will be unusually warm?

    Kathleen- Thanks! I would love to see Colorado! I've never been, but I've heard it's beautiful!
    Yes, I am eager to get things in the ground.

  • DirtDigger (Tessa)

    Catherine- Yep, snow. I'm going to have to look back in my records for last year- all I remember is that spring was weird and I had to hold all my plants off for what seemed like forever! I'd start hardening off things and then the temps would drop!
    Thanks, I'm glad you like it!

    Daphne- Weird weather everywhere! I hope it clears for you so you can so those onions :)

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