Seems that the month of March came in like a lamb for us on Elm Street this year. We’ve made it through a snow (not all bad and rather pretty) and an ice storm (treacherous with rough days here with no power, no water and trees and tree limbs down all over our part of middle Georgia). So although March is off to a good start, we are a bit antsy about the coming weather.
The grounds and gardens on Elm Street did not suffer any structural damage or serious crop loss from the ice storm, but there was plenty of clean up work to do. I am still praising Robert’s foresight in keeping our trees trimmed so that hoop houses and garden beds were spared any major damage from falling branches.
We have had some warmish times since the ice storm and Jim says that on those warmer days you can practically watch plants grow. The plants in the hoop houses are happy and looking great and the outdoor crops, protected with row covers for the more tender plantings, looked better with each day of warmer weather that February could muster up for us.
Weather has been the big topic for me in these blogs of late. Well, I guess that is what comes of having a garden; we are always watching the weather. Now I am just hoping that March stays lamb-like and doesn’t do the lion routine!