Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Will spring be coming?

Although the first day of spring is this week, it doesn't feel like it here on the northern prairie. We got another bout of snow on Monday. Much of it has melted, but the ground is soggy and still frozen in parts, and the opportunity to plant seems unlikely any time soon! Of course, this is one of the challenges of living in a USDA Zone 4 climate, with a typical summer growing season of about 110-115 days (between the last spring frost and the first autumn frost).

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