Snow In April

Well it is a good thing I haven't put out some of the other seedlings in the gardens yet!

I planned on direct-sowing the carrot and onion seeds into the raised beds this weekend, but I checked the weather and we were to get snow!  I was also debating about putting the broccoli out in the garden as well since they are frost-hardy and from what I've read in the "Square Foot Gardening" book, they should be planted about 4 weeks prior to the last frost date.

It got pretty cold last night, and will be down to a low of 29 degrees tonight.  But, the temperature is supposed to go back up into the high 50's with lows in the high 30's starting Wednesday.  I think I will still hold off until next week before planting items.

There haven't been any peas that have sprouted yet -and it has now been a week.  I expect to start seeing some next Monday or so.

Anyways, here are some pictures of the dusting of snow we received.  We also had some sleet on and off throughout the day that looked like small hail.  I would have liked to get a picture of the road by our house.  On the way to work, it was quite pretty to see the small green leaves beginning to come in – with a covering of white snow on them and the tree bark.

Arbor in the Front Yard with Snow

Front Raised Bed in the Snow

Back Raised Beds in the Snow