Every year in this area, it seems like we have a short few days of spring-like weather. This year however it has been nearly a month and looks to be so for another two weeks. The 6 inches of solid ice have turned into mere patches with slush, mud, and running water.
I can get down the mountain with the car ! Later today I will try to get up the driveway with a half load of wood and a fridge. I think I can do it!
The mountains are nearly snowless and springs that normally start to run in may are already running. Little waterfalls are alive and rushing.
The weather has been so nice that today I went down and worked in the community garden that this year will be turned into a flower garden for the town park. As an experiment and just because I couldn’t help myself I cleared one bed, put in some Chard, Spinach and Pea’s. The bed I covered with the plastic beg insulation came in last fall. Hopefully the weather will stay about how it is, long enough to get a few little leaves. If winter returns and all is lost, no harm done.
I must admit I am fully enjoying the weather, and trying to not get ahead of myself as I know it is too good to be true, but sometimes life must be approached with the delight of a child. I know the cold and snow will be back and the seeds planted today will never produce a full crop but playing in the dirt was fun none the less.
With your plastic on the beds, some chilly nights and a bit of snow might not hurt the seedlings, especially if you have any straw or something to mulch with.