It is March 16th, and apparently in Minnesota this means that tomorrow is planting day.
We’ve had an unseasonably warm winter – and unfortunately, unusually dry as well. Little snow mixed with warm weather leads to an 80º day on March 16th (No kidding – it is 79.5ºF right now, at 5:30 p.m.). And this means that we are overdue for planting carrots, peas, and cole crops!
I’m sure we’ll see below freezing weather again before May hits, but why not try planting early just in case? We have plenty of seeds; if the plants don’t live we’ll just plant more. The worst thing that could happen is that we’ll be eating peas on April 15th. “Worst” because spring is not supposed to be that warm in Minnesota.
In other news, we received a double bench arbor as a wedding gift last fall, and put it together the other day.
Annoyingly, it was missing 5 pieces (the trellis bars across the top). Fortunately, after a quick phone call to the manufacturer we should see the rest of the pieces next week.
Also, I got a new digital camera for Christmas this year. It has 14x Optical Zoom:
I still don’t know how to use it correctly, but maybe this will lead to more photographs of birds and squirrels this year. We’ll see.
Happy Spring everyone!