Saturday, April 16, 2011
This past week we have only been creeping up to about 5-6 degrees C most days. Then last night we started getting mixed rain and sleet coming down.
Prior to this weather event I'd been trying to cover my sprouted snow peas on those nights when it was going to freeze, but I didn't get out and cover them last night.
This morning we had close to an inch of snow on the ground, and I have no idea if the snow pea starts will survive this.
I am thinking (hoping) they will. The weather isn't quickly fluctuating between freezing cold and warm, which is what generally causes frost damage. So I believe they should pull through this.
This cold is also killing my soil temperature. The soil is still thawed, but unless things start to warm up just a little my seeds are not going to want to sprout which will delay my garden developing for a few weeks. I would really like things to move along so crops will be ready to rotate in June when I'll start putting in my squash, tom and pepper plants.