Many of us are complaining about the absence of Spring. The continuing Winter is playing havoc with succession planting plans, and throwing a wrench into forecasted total production tallies. The potager is beginning its third season. On April 1st in 2016, most of the beds were planted and baby crops were emerging. It was a time of great anticipation and excitement.
On April 4th 2017, you can see some of the raised beds are totally filled with green, growing things and the tulips are in full bloom. Notice how green the grass is. Chives and other perennial herbs were already being harvested.
And this is the potager on April 2, 2018…note the absence of green….. The only true “crop” that has been planted is the garlic, planted last fall and now completely buried under the snow. Grump, grump, grump. If nothing else, this “spring” (and it doesn’t even deserve a capital “S”) is teaching me patience.