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RE: Still crazy weather!
  • Subject: RE: Still crazy weather!
  • From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
  • Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 15:14:45 -0800

I planted my onions and seeded the peas last weekend. It's been so mild I
probably should have put them in a few weeks ago. We always get a false
spring in February, but this year it just hasn't gotten cold hardly at all;
a couple nights it might have got down to 20. It's 75F as I type this! No
rain to speak of so unless March suddenly drenches us, no wildflowers this
Some of my daffodils are blooming but not most of them, couple weeks they'll
be in full bloom. 
We're supposed to get a lot of wind this weekend, they claim 50mph. I'm
hoping to miss most of it Saturday as we are going to ride in the Valley,
usually they do not get the same wind. I'm also going to start the tomatoes
and peppers in the greenhouse. 


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Aplfgcnys@aol.com
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2012 10:19 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: [CHAT] Still crazy weather!

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?

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