What an eventful week! Winter Storm Pax visited us for a couple of days, and the entire area was covered in ice. (For pictures, click here.) I was very blessed in that my property had no damage. My yard was full of small branches, though, which I gathered up as kindling for my fireplace. After the last ice storm (Winter Storm Leon), I was surprised that my seedlings had survived. I thought for sure they wouldn’t make it through this ice storm, but they did!
SEEDLINGS SURVIVED TWO ICE STORMS:
Most of my seedlings survived both ice storms. I didn’t have too many beet or carrot seedlings before the storm, but the ones I had didn’t survive. I have only a handful left. I think they were just two small (without secondary leaves yet). However, the seedlings that had secondary leaves did survive. They’re all still rather small (due to the cold, I’m sure), but I stand in awe that they made it at all.
About half the tulips I planted in December are up, and several have buds beginning to form – after two ice storms! This week is supposed to get up into the mid-70’s, so I expect the other half of the tulips will push through the ground this week. It’ll be interesting to see if the bloom times are staggered.
It’s been eight days since I planted my spring seeds. During the week, one watermelon seed pushed its way through the soil. So far, that’s the only seedling. I imagine this coming week I’ll see a lot more.
I have to say, we’ve had an actual winter here in the South this year. But I think the worst of it is over. The temperatures will be rising, my tulips are coming up, and there are small buds on the trees. Spring is in the air. And I can’t wait!
Are you seeing any signs of spring yet?