Icy Mid-April Update
Well, here we are in mid-April…or are we?
|Our driveway (aka the ice rink)|
|Can't deny the beauty, though|
The good news is that it wasn’t as bad as the 2013 ice storm, in our area anyhow. After that particular storm, hydro crews worked for months cutting back trees that were anywhere near hydro lines. They obviously did a good job as our power, which always seemed to go out at the slightest provocation (Is that thunder? Better get out the flashlights…) has been more reliable and, miracle of miracles, it actually stayed on during the ice storm.
|Look Ma – an ice storm and electricity at the same time!|
|Kolibri kohlrabi that should have been transplanted outside last week|
|Big ol' pile of mulch - such a lovely sight...if it wasn't for the snow.|
If the prediction of seasonal weather by this weekend materializes, then I should "only" be two weeks behind on the cool season crops. The narrow window between winter and summer may mean a rather meager crop of peas and favas, but some is better than none. Hopefully, I’ll be able to transplant the rest of the seedlings in a timely manner.
Pepper seedlings don't go outside until May, so no worries there at least
|Delosperma Jewel of the Desert Grenade|
This beauty is hardy to zone 4 (CND)/5 (US) & is going into one of the borders