Despite the old adage about March coming in like a lion and out like a lamb, 2011 saw a handful of 80 degree days the first week of March and now we’re back in the realm of flurries. Of course, Central Virginia always gets one last blast of winter every year in early spring – snow in April is not unheard of. But it sure is de-motivating when it comes to getting the garden started.
All our new toys arrived this week. The monster-sized rototiller, the wheel hoe, and a box of day lilies. It’s late enough in the season that we should plant our carrot seeds. The peas should have gone in a month ago. Same with the lettuce. Will is completely over the farm projects of the winter and wants to get his hands in the dirt.
But it’s cold outside. Frost on the ground in the morning cold. And the ground is hard. And the wood-burning stove so appealing. I don’t suspect we’ll make a lot of progress this week.