For vegetable lovers, the start of spring can be a cruel tease, hinting of a feast of just-picked peas and spinach and beets, but delivering instead tired iceberg and romaine shipped from distant climes.
"It's zero here right now," Terry Nennich reported Wednesday morning, the first official day of spring, from Grand Rapids, Minn. So much for spring. Not only was it well below freezing, but the ground remained blanketed by 2 feet of snow.
The recent snow fall haven’t had much impact on current drought conditions. Along the Front Range, we’re below normal for the year to date precipitation. We ended last year almost five inches below normal. The recent snows have added a little, helpful moisture.
Even though we need the moisture, the recent cold snap and snow fall may have many of us looking forward to Spring. It’s time we went to the Nursery for seeds. We may have to wait in line to get to the seed racks because folks are getting Spring fever.