We had all of maybe two hours of sunshine today. Typical February weather would be 60 degrees, only 2.37 inches of rain and sunshine more than 50% of the time. That is not what we have had so far. The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicted below average temperatures for February and March, above average precipitation for February and below for March. This is tracking true. What worries me is the prediction for snow showers March 15 - 20.
What a challenge this is for gardening (and the gardening business) here. We will have to capture every sunny, dry moment to plant our cool season garden. If we do not, our “window of opportunity” will pass. But then, that is part of the fun. If we plant early, if it does not rain, or snow, or get too cold we may have a bumper harvest. So this week, no matter what the weather, I have planting to do. I have waited too long and my window is almost running out.