I know from past experience that we often get wild and crazy weather in March. It’s our daughter’s birthday month which makes it easy to remember that we’ve celebrated her birthday in sunshine as well as snow and hail.
But it’s always weird to me. Especially since last week the rest of the country enjoyed record high temperatures (what’s up with that?). Two weeks ago we did have a few days of 60-degree weather- one day even reached 68 at our house. So I planted a few rows of cool-season spinach, carrots, beets, and radishes.
This is what it looked like on Sunday:
That’s a hail and snow mix and it’s still coming down in the photo even though it’s hard to see. The temperature was 38, though, so it melted soon after, but continued to come down intermittently.
Curious how my garden was faring, I ventured out to the vegetable beds:
Some asparagus is emerging. Last year I lost a lot of these first tips to frost, so I covered them with leaves two weeks ago.
What- you don’t see a pile of leaves? Yeah- we’ve just had two major storms with lots of wind. So much for that idea. Hope they make it.
I really was surprised to see a number of beets sprouting (next to the ice!).
None of the spinach has come up yet, though.
Lots of radishes have sprouted, too! But as I looked down the bed I found this:
Uprooted little radish seedlings! Huh? Would the weather have caused this? It doesn’t seem like any type of critter damage, but I was surprised that weather would make them come completely out of the ground. Have any of you ever experienced this?
And how are you all dealing with the weird weather (even if it’s the hot kind!)?