or sorta… kinda…. never really….
We bounced up and down the temperature gauge this winter leaving gardens and people alike scratching their heads in confusion.
The winter that wasn’t had to do with with a weather phenomenon with a pretty name — La Nina.
California teeters on the edge of the worst drought in the state’s history, officials said Thursday after reporting that the Sierra Nevada snowpack – the backbone of the state’s water supply – is only 61 percent of normal. read full article
Looking around the garden and the entire city you can sense that spring is going to be a bit early. Or this faux spring could be premature. With the groundhog predicting 6 more weeks of winter, there’s still a chance of being hit with a late cold snap. Given the nature of the weather this year, anything can happen.
Of course news reports like this one fail to help those of us who dig in the earth for their dinners. Gardening is hard enough but now throw in the climate change element and that will really test our gardening skills – an patience. Well, come to think of it, even if you have mastered all the gardening skills in the world, you can’t really do anything if nature throws you a curve ball.
How has is the weather affecting your planting efforts this year?