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Re: Still crazy weather!
  • Subject: Re: Still crazy weather!
  • From: James Singer <inlandjim1@q.com>
  • Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 14:45:53 -0800

About those peas... English peas need a soil temp of about 40 degrees to
germinate (and not rot). If you've got it, go for it.

About the weather... I listen most days to WETA, a classical music station in
WDC (the wonders of internet radio). And the weather there seems to be
incredible--low 70s predicted for tomorrow. That makes it 20 or more degrees
warmer than here. Incidentally, we haven't had any snow this winter, except
for a dusting in mid-December. Zero, zip, nada.

There are 40 million poor persons in the United States. Why?

On Feb 23, 2012, at 10:18 AM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:

> Am I reading the calendar wrong?  Is it really still February?
> It's  57 degrees here this afternoon, and this morning I picked
> Snow Drops, Crocus, and Hellebores.  Daffodils are up 6-8 inches
> and have swelling buds.  The quince buds have been showing
> color for more than a week and are half open today.  There have
> been a couple of cold snaps - it was down to  17 degrees on
> Sunday, but didn't even freeze on Monday night - 34 degrees.
> I keep telling myself not to remove the leaf mulch on my
> perennial beds, but it's hard not to do it.  I keep remembering the
> "April Fool" snow storm a few years ago that caused us so much
> damage.  Oh well.
> Last year I couldn't plant peas on the traditional pea-planting day,
> St.Patrick's Day, because the garden was still snow-covered and
> the ground frozen. This year I could plant them any day because
> the ground has never fully frozen.  Should I stay with St. Pat's?
> Or try for an early start?
> Auralie
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