Nice weather but too good for March, with anticipated temps going to 68 degrees. Soil surface drying out. Great for gardens, and garden prep and soil tillage. In general, two weeks ahead of normal.
Peaches, cherries, plums in full bloom. Pears will be blooming this weekend. Gravenstein apples pushing bloom. But..all of the the plant signs are showing spring is here and winter is over.....but it is only March 29th and May 1st is a long ways away. Plant away!
Lawns growing crazy.
Soil after this weeks rain, still wet. Grrrrrrr.
How to check - dig a 6-8 inch hole.
Grab a handful of soil. Squeeze the soil,
if it is gooie, it to wet.
If the soil crumbles, perfect of planting.
This week AM temps were pretty chilly.
Berries pushing to flower and leaf out.
Last years chard, kohlrabi,
beets still doing well.
Keep weeds under control, they
also are growing very well.
Bay laurel trees, blooming.
Daphne - very nice smell for spring.
Forsythia, camellia, some rhodies in
Pussywillow - greening up.
Plum, prune, peaches - pink ro bloom.
Pears - pushing hard.
Raspberry, black raspberry broken buds
and pre leaf.
Soil that was bare was perfect to getting
ready to plant.
Any soil with cover crop of grass, still
cloudy and wet
Temps reaching 60 during the day and up 40's
in the evening, so still soil temp is below 50
degrees but getting close.
Garlic up, onions up, cabbage, chard,
kohlrabi doing fine.
Beans seed still dormant.
Peaches near pre pink stage.on most
peaches or plums/prunes.
Not too late to spray copper or lime on
apple and pears.
Blueberries pushing hard.
Finish ALL pruning soon..
Soil too wet to plant. cover one raised
bed with plastic to dry out the bed.