Shivers....well it's excitement that's causing the shivers and not the snow! We dragged the hoop cover out from storage...yes, it's showing wear but it will survive another spring. First thing on the agenda...dig our way into the garden and open the gate...no mean feat as there was still ice on the pavers.
Trusty Captain took care of this and you know darn well, I didn't shovel one bit of snow))). Anyway, it was all his idea to begin with.... starting about five years ago. "Why don't I just remove the snow, put up the hoop tunnel....just see if the soil temperature gets warm enough to plant some seeds". And I said..."Well sure my dear..you go right ahead"...me not being one to stop a creative spirited gardener when I was thinking all along..."good luck with that!". HAH!
So that's exactly what he did..and what 'we' continue to do!! As in the past, early planting will be Neon Lights Swiss Chard, Bulls Blood and Golden beets, Black Seeded Simpson (he's not fussed on that one) and Red Oakleaf Lettuce/Red Salad Bowl, a mesculin mix and Rainbow Mix carrots. However, Atomic Red and Early Napoli carrots might be planted as I have ordered the seed to try. The soil temp under that snow was C.7 degrees. I noted we planted seeds out on April 4th, 2009 and March 21st, 2010...so we will see how long it takes this year for the soil to get to where it needs to be. Oh my, the bed looks rather desperate right now heh!