07 April 2009

Four seasons in one week

In the first week of April we've had 82mm (over three inches) of rain. Which is more than we had in the whole month of April last year. On Sunday the weather gave us a reminder that it is Spring and I was able to get out into the vegetable garden and fork over the two long beds in the 'upper' vegetable garden. They were remarkably dry and workable, despite the absolute soaking they'd had in the previous two days (though the beds next to the greenhouse were still looking more like ponds).
Then this morning we woke up to an inch of snow on the ground and temperatures of -4°C (24°F). The long bed pictured above now looks like this:

The temperature in the greenhouse managed to stay above freezing, although it's a bit dark in there with all the snow on the roof.
The sun is beginning to show itself now, so I don't think this snow will stay around for long.


Barbarapc said...

I'm impressed that you were able to get in to the beds to work the soil - looks really good. We got just a dusting on this edge of the lake - but the wind this a.m. just cut right to the bone. Thank goodness for light tables in my basement & for the warmer weather on the way.

Anonymous said...

Better than being washed away! We've had so much rain here in the east. Your bed looks good!

Esther Montgomery said...

Those raised beds look really special now they have things growing in them - and they were pretty impresive without!

And the light under the snow. It looks really beautiful in the photo.


P.S. Thank you so much for putting my spelling right on Esther's Boring Garden Blog. I've put a credit and a link to your blog at the end of that post in appreciation. And thank you for returning with an interesting and thought provoking comment too. E.

easygardener said...

I think the one thing we can say about the weather is that it is getting increasingly erratic and inconsistent. The greenhouse must be a huge benefit. How does it cope with the weight of the snow?

themanicgardener said...

Ah, all the seasons in one week. Sounds like my town. We got six inches of snow on Saturday, and today it was sixty-five. That greenhouse looks good--