Yesterday it hit 74 degrees here. Not unlike an Erie Co. spring, it was sunny, it was cloudy, it was calm, it was breezy, it rained, and then it started all over again. I love it!
Mother nature is moving fast this year. Just two weeks ago the grass was still brown. None of the the apple buds were out. Our crocuses had still not bloomed. What a difference two weeks makes. The apples are already open cluster in some cases. If conditions remain the same disaster could be, this years byword, once again. I do not believe it will be the case though. It seems the wild fluctuations in the temperatures are having a moderating effect.
The green house plants are screaming. Let me out! Just as most years go, I do not have all of the field cultural necessities finished. When the D21’s fuel pump went it made life a little more interesting. So as usual, progress will be one step at a time. If lime can be applied by early next week plants will be in the ground before it is over. Tunnels will be erected to protect them; all without having to hold them back.
Next week I will be picking asparagus already. Strawberry and raspberry plants will be arriving. Planting of many direct seeded items will be in full swing. We’re all going to be eating well this season.