It's April 29th, and yesterday we had snow...again! A week ago we were sitting on the deck. (Although that was a couple hours drive south of here) Welcome to the challenge of gardening in Zone 2.
I started this blog because today, although the snow has melted, it is raining ...and I was desperate to see what garden calendars were saying I should be doing at this time of year. Unfortunately, no one from Zone 2 was posting. Therefore, to add my two cents to the balance, I thought... "Can't garden today...might as well talk about it". As a bonus, I can try my hand at creating a garden calendar to make next year go that much more smoothly.
I have a few things growing indoors, waiting for nature to become a bit more consistent. Our last predicted frost day isn't until June 2, but there are things getting green out there, and I'm itching to get started. A family friend, Steve, from my home town has already planted his garlic, saying, "If it grows great, if not..enh!"
I'll admit, I'm saddened because this year is going to be an "Un-garden" year. We're moving! The end of May. So, it is no use planting vegetables or annuals in this yard, and there's no time to prepare a decent garden at the farm, we're moving to. So, my garden focus will be to dig out all the perennials and transplant them into temporary or if possible, permanent beds, at the new place.
Ok, now I hear hail... gotta go get my baby strawberries in.
Apr 29, 2010 | 9:49 PM PST
Oh Grandma_Dee! I feel your frustration! It snowed here today too... and rained. I started some veggies indoors this year (my first time) and hopefully can plant shortly after Mother's Day. It's soooo close I can feel it!! I'm so sorry you're move is going to mess up your gardening this year, but sounds like you'll have a clean slate!! Good luck to you!
Apr 30, 2010 | 2:28 AM PST
Welcome to Garden Guides! You are in a dilemma, aren't you? At least your last frost date is June 2, so maybe you'll be settled in your new home in time to plant. Keep us posted on your adventure.