The Year Without a Spring
Thursday, April 18, 2013
It is April 18 and we are having more snow! This wouldn't be quite so bad if the winter accumulation had melted but we still had over a foot on the ground and at this point I am beginning to wonder if it will ever melt. I have two tables and two shelves of seedlings under lights but they need to get outside and I am not sure when that will happen. I need to plant my cabbage and broccoli seedlings but don't want to start too early. When it looks like things are warming up a bit I will start my vine crops such as squash, melons and cucumbers but I want those on the small side before I set them out. I am concentrating on heirloom vegetables this year and plan to save some of the seeds so I can grow more of them next year. I live in northern Minnesota where we do have long winters but this is ridiculous!