❄️ Does it snow near you? ❄️
When you grow food in cool temperate regions like ours, it pays to know your snow seasons. Here in Napoleons, that is most often during Poorneet (September, early Spring), and sometimes later even in November some years. It snowed today ❄️🌿 Big fluffy flakes after a sudden dip in temperature. If you aren’t sure, ask your neighbours if there are times it snows nearly every year in your area.
🌱Take action to protect seedlings🌱
Mature plants, flowers and even blossoms may well handle a flurry without blinking, but if you’ve been keen to get a jump on the season and have planted out seedlings already, best to have a backup plan you can put into action when the weather report indicates a chance of snow.
😎Our level Zero spring choices are snow hardy.😎
If you are brand new to gardening, then sticking to the Level Zero choices for the season is a good way to go – to minimise for this first year all the stuff to learn, because we have chosen vegies that are robust at this time of year, even when seedlings. Beyond that, you can use Temporary poly tunnels, upturned glass jars, an old window pane propped up on bricks or even a bag over sticks is enough. These spring snow days don’t last and you can take off the cover when it is over.
☃️Covers outside; marshmallows inside🔥
Snow is lovely and magical. It can be a temporary inconvenience if you have baby plants in, but if planting robust vegies in early Spring, and taking a few steps to protect more ambitious choices, it will be less hassle and more delight on the day. If like us you still have the fire on inside, it’ll be a last hurrah of cosy before warmer weather takes it’s turn for the year.
We keep cloches and covers at the ready outside in this season, and marshmallows inside ready for just such a day. You can never be too prepared for the chance to toast 😉
Look wide; grow well, folks 🌿