Today was 70°F in Buffalo, NY. The warmest day of the year. It’s supposed to drop into the 40°s and rain for a few days, but that’s the norm for April. The sunlight inspired this grouping of Crocus to open wide. Some Hyacinths, Tulips, Snow Drops, and Muscari are all coming up and even though the Snow Drops are supposed to be the first ones up, they’re on the shaded side of the house.
We spread Milorganite again today which seems to be quite effective at keeping the deer away. We only spread it on ornamentals and never on food. Around the food areas we only do perimeter spreading. Even though it’s supposed to be safe and “organic” I just don’t trust it enough. It’s from a waste water treatment plant in Milwaukee, after all.
The ground is still frozen and it appears that this year’s first planting will be later than last year. I was able to get Carrots, Radishes, and Snow Peas in the ground on April 7th last season. I don’t think that’s gonna be the case this year.
More time for planning, I guess.