Snow was melting good during the day yesterday but then it dropped down to 22 last night and we picked up about another inch of snow.
I still have well over 24" on my lawn, and piles over 6' from plowing off my garage and driveways. I will be happy if I get to see earth before Easter.
Transplanted cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, and brussels this week. Tomatoes are about 7" high. Gonna transplant them today. Sweet peppers are taking their good old time, like always. Hopefully can get the cold stuff in the beds by next month.
Hopefully things start to improve. I planted pepper seeds five weeks ago this Sunday and only three out of 50 have sprouted. Peppers take time but I've never had germination this poor. Looking at my records, I planted onions on this date last year. That will not be happening anytime soon with the ground around here.
I know you need to be patient with peppers, especially without a heat pad under them. Two years back, I didn't think they were going to germinate so I planted again. when it was all said and done, I had over 100 pepper plants. Some sprouted up to 8 weeks later. Just started my tomatoes and cabbage last Sunday. I expect to see the first ones sprouting this weekend.
I tried plowing the garden last Saturday afternoon. Kept hitting big chunks of still frozen ground down 5 inches. Going to spread black plastic out over the ground to help heat things up. Checked the US weather stats for my area. Mean last frost is April 3. This year, they might be referring to the emotion rather than statistical term.
About 2 days ago another Big Dipper pepper popped up. Now the eggplants are messing around. Two came up and one died. Tomatoes are 16" and need transplanted. Cole crops are about 8" and sitting in bay window.
I tilled about 8' x 50' today,got halfway done before it started to rainning but i finish it.I cover it with plastic so it didn't get to wet,plan on putting some onions in also tilled 2 50' rows of garlic it is looking real good.(westmoreland county)