March 22, 2012 - The First Time Ever

OK, for all of you who have been complaining about your unseasonably warm spring. TAKE THIS!



Yes, I awoke to snow on my garden. I can't remember EVER seeing snow here in March!




Granny doesn't like it one bit.

39 comments:

  1. Aw that's nothing. You can barely see it and it will disappear as soon as the sun hits it. Too bad we can't combine and average out our temperatures so that it will be comfortable for both of us. 80s again today. Too hot for me to work in the garden.

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    1. Rachel, the sun is shining today, and it's supposed to get back up into the 60s by Sunday. I'm glad it's not 80, but I sure will be happy to see 60 again! At least the garden is getting the moisture it needed.

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  2. Not good. I was wondering if spring was gonna be crazy and get cold when it was supposed to be warming up. Ugh!

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    1. Peggi, we've been about 10 degrees lower than average for daytime, but a bit warmer at night. I expect March (and sometimes April) temps in the 20s and 30s at night, but never snow!

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  3. I believe it! Unlike you, it is not unusual for us to have snow in March and once every 5 or 10 years in April. That's why I'm not changing my planting schedule much. I just don't trust that moody "Mother Nature"!!

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    1. Robin, we usually only get wind in March, and sometimes a few showers in April. I normally have to drag out the sprinklers and begin watering by April 1, but can expect occasional freezing night time temps until the end of April.

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  4. We got more than 2" overnight in Western Oregon. Makes me glad all the cold and wet has kept me from putting plants in the ground... they would not have liked this at all.

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    1. Anywhere, I heard the forecast for snow in the Portland area, but it was completely unexpected here. My daughter, just 15 miles away, got none.

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  5. That's what I'm afraid off - seasons being all screwed up possibly destroying anything we plant :( let's hope it's only one time occurance. Our area expecting hard frost both Monday and Tuesday night too. :(

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    1. Jenny, last year was a real off season for gardening here. We're used to really hot summers, and it never even reached 100F. You'd think things would have actually grown better but, other than lettuce and onions, many crop totals were down.

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    2. Between the cold rainy spring season last year and then a Irene wiping out everything just before harvest time last year was a disaster. I really hope for better one this year.

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  6. Muhahaha. Yes Granny I've been stealing all your good weather. But think of it this way. I've got cabbage moths already. I've got to get out and harvest all my kale before they eat it to the ground. I didn't even think to cover it in March. It snows in March. I'm planting peas and spinach and the ground is warm enough for tomatoes this week (not that it will stay that way). I think my overwintered spinach is going to bolt before I get some good harvests if this keeps up. Personally I wish it were in the 60s instead of almost 80. I want spring, not summer.

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    1. I'm with you, Daphne, even if you are laughing at my snow. We had an off year in 2011, we don't need two in a row.

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  7. I think I would take your snow if you would take my Wind. It has been blowing 40 mph every day for the last week!

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    1. Oh, Christy, we had wind this month too! You should see my front yard again, it's covered with pine boughs, pine cones and pine needles. We've already cleaned them up three times, but then we get another big wind storm and they're all over the roof, yard and driveway again. I'm just trying to get the garden caught up so I can work in the front yard....the house looks abandoned, it's that bad!

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  8. We are getting the same thing here, south of Seattle. Stealth snow that strikes in the dark of night.

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    1. Alison, has the Seattle area ever had so much snow as they've had these past two winters? I've been spoiled with my winters in AZ, I need to acclimate myself to this weather!

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  9. we are getting snow here today...granted we still have snow covering the garden too though..lol I hope yours goes away quickly

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    1. Mrs. P., it's gone, and the sun is warming everything up a little bit. I might even be able to get out there to plant carrots in the next day or two!

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    1. Probably not as crazy as the hot weather back east!

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  11. wow it is hot in southern Ohio
    Lis

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    1. Lis, I've been reading about your temps back there! It did get up to 53F today, warm enough to plant some radishes.

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    1. Bangchik, when it melted, it was really nice out. Kind of cold, but good weather for working out in the garden.

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  13. I'm waiting for the same thing! I know that mother nature is just waiting for me to get complacent before she zings me...

    She does seem to be starting, I've got volunteer morning glories and tomatoes coming up like grass!!!

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    1. Ed, I have volunteer alyssum all over the kennel garden, and it gets to stay. Whatever is volunteering by the fence must go, as it will probably be sunflowers and cosmos. I don't dare let those giants take over again this year, so I will be diligent about hoeing/pulling out anything except planted seedlings. We left the sunflower heads out for the squirrels last winter, and there were seeds everywhere!

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  14. We got similar weather in Vancouver those days... hopefully snow goes away quickly. I don't like snow in March, too.

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    1. Scented Leaf, I only like snow in December....for Christmas!

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  15. Did the snow mess up any of your plantings?

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    1. Not at all, Kris. It melted quickly, and it wasn't as cold last night as it has been all week. It just gave a bit more needed moisture to the garden, which made planting stuff today just perfect.

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  16. Yuck! Glad to not have that here! Hopefully you get some of our warm weather bug soon! (Although, it's going to be bringing LOTS of bugs!)

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    1. Megan, the forecast looks good. Not really warm, but at least back to normal. It has been 8-10 degrees below our normal temps lately.

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  17. Well, it is a change. Nothing like variable weather, huh?

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    1. Stefaneener, yes...it makes gardening so much simpler. NOT!

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  18. We had some snow a week ago, which is really unheard of on my side of the state in March. Sigh. At least the current forecast is calling for something a little more normal for a few days.

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    1. Kitsap, crazy weather we've had! Yes, it looks like all of next week we'll return to normal temperatures.

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  19. You're getting whip-sawed! We had 8 days of 80+ finally dropped about 20 degrees but it is still almost 20-15 above normal. sheesh!

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    1. David, our temps have been running 10-15 degrees below normal for daytime, but a bit warmer than normal at night. We're actually heading into some spring temperatures now, let's hope the trend continues.

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