Sunday, April 12, 2015

First signs of spring

After a week of warm weather, we received 1.5 inches of snow yesterday and last night.  There is still about 12 inches of snow on the ground and it is slowly melting.  A look at our earliest budding plant, a Ben Sarek black currant, revealed that buds are starting to elongate and turn green. The timing of bud break on this plant is right on schedule.  However, most everything else is still under the snow and far from leafing out.  We are expecting average temperatures this month and next, so not much should happen for a few more weeks.
  We have lots of plants arriving over the next five weeks - kind of like Christmas in spring!  We will also be busy preparing for the upcoming plant sale.  Dates and times will be posted here and on our website, along with the varieties that we will have available.  Currently there are 31 trays planted, with another 18 or so to be planted next weekend.  That's a lot of seedlings!!!

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