It has been a rainy few days here and now the forecast is calling for a rain snow mix. I have planted some early Broccoli and Cabbage and so far so good. I have been using a plastic milk jug, cut in half, to cover the plants. Now they are getting way too big to cover and I am worried that this weather and low temperatures will kill off my work. That’s the last time I trust an animal with weather predictions, though they can tell when a bad storm is approaching they cannot tell when spring is coming. It’s a mystery.
I suspect Phil will predict anything just to be left alone. I can’t imagine a groundhog liking all the noise and flashes of light and being handled. I think it was 2004 when the crowd actually turned on Phil and booed him. It was a rough winter that year. People needed hope.
I have two more weeks until I can start planting some of my flowers and vegetables that call for late March. I have been using this really handy IPhone App called Garden Tracker. It shows my garden, when I water or treat my plants and how long until harvest time. It has also allowed me to plan my garden for the next few months.
I have a question for any gardeners in the South, when do you plant your celery? Early spring or fall? I have seen answers for both but it was written by gardeners more familiar with the north climate.