The forecast just keeps looking better and better. Today it is sunny and expected to get to 47. Monday and Friday this week are expected to high above 55 and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are expected to be in the 60s. We have already lost a bunch of snow and the yard is soggy where the snow has melted during the day but it firms up over night. Ponds are staring to form in all of the low spots. I have the heated water buckets unplugged and have moved the milk house heaters out of the greenhouse. Hoping that my electric consumption will notice although I do have those lights on in the house... Of course I haven't moved the heaters and buckets too far since this is probably not going to last but so far it has a real spring feel. I did see on the forecast that there was a jet stream bringing abnormally warm air and of course they aren't saying how long it will last but when I look at the 10 forecast I have nothing to complain about.
If it can dry out a bit I am hoping to get some garden prep done. The raised bed boxes in the potager and the future hoop house are the only places that are ready to plant because we moved all that new dirt off the trailer into them. With our early snow there is a lot of the garden that can use a bit of attention before planting and even if we get more snow if I can get the cornstalks and weeds away and some compost spread I will be a happy camper.
I am seed starting in the house and things are moving along nicely. It is still a bit early for much of what we will start but I have been working on some herbs that will be going into pots. The leeks and onions are doing great and have had their first 'haircut'. I started them in batches and the youngest ones have not been trimmed yet. Today I am going to try to move some of them out to the greenhouse thinking that natural light has got to be better than the fluorescent lights in the house. My bigger sage plants are pretty droopy and I have read that that happens due to light issues. This is the first year that I have tried growing sage. We are growing Mediterranean herbs this year, sage, thyme, two basils, lavender which are already started and rosemary which is backordered and will be started as soon as it arrives.
Today I have plans to spend a bunch of time in the greenhouse. We will be harvesting some greens for Caitlin to take back to the cities and so I will be reshuffling and transplanting and soaking up the ambiance.
Should be a great day.