The Grass Will Grow
when bees fly. For that to happen it needs to be around 55°F or a little more preferably. Since it’s snowing outside today, I don’t think we’ll see much of either activity. Nor any planting either for that matter. Snow does make for some nice photographs though, and a good comparison to last year at the beginning of spring.
I think I like this year’s small snow storm a little better.
I snapped a few photos the other day of the greens that came through the winter relatively unscathed. There were no real surprises, even a mild winter causes quite a bit of rot, so you’ve either got something to work with or mush. All the Five-color Silverbeet and Bright Lights chard froze out, but the Fordhook Giant and this unnamed red chard from Wild Garden seed have been troopers. That’s why I always do my trials side by side so I can really see what does well or not, across the entire season from seed vigor to winter hardiness. This chard was supposed to be MacGregor’s Favorite beet, but I could tell when it came up that it was something else, that was in ’08. Since that time I’ve got my real MacGregor’s Favorite from Wild Garden and it’s been true to type. No harm no foul though, it’s nice to get a mislabeled seed that does so well!
Today the greens are wearing a blanket of snow and looking quite succulent with their napini or raab starting to show.