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Wednesday, March 20 is the first day of Spring this year. But I think it is on us right now. http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Boardman+OR+97818
I'm ready to start the garden. http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Georgetown+CA+95634:4:US
Feb. and March have been miserable here. Bitter cold. We didn't see anything but a few mixed showers here out of all the snow events predicted for my zone but we sure got the cold air off of them. They really have got belted just north of us.We will get our first reprieve tomorrow with temps in the high 60's and followed by a whole week of the same. Sure sounds like spring is on us and we're ready to start that garden too. The 'sheriff" wants to try his luck with the built up garden, the one where you use landscape timbers and build a rectangular boxlike structure and filled it in with garden soil. He says it will make it easier for me to help tend and harvest it.
Thanks Solar, we are building the frame this coming weekend, weather permitting. Glad to get this info because it is our first time having a raised garden. He's for any trick that will save us time and money and of course he wants it to succeed. What else do you suggest other than treated lumber? We don't have access to trees to cut for ourselves. "Sheriff" is partial to laying down plastic before planting. We did this to all of our shribbery and didn't lose a one of them.
I hope the weather holds, we've had years where we had early springs, only to go right back into winter for 6 weeks.I hope this weather hold out, I'm ready to get out and get some chores accomplished.
Green House and Chicken Coop
Green House and Chicken Coop = fertilizer for garden.
= more work for Solar.
Looks like you got the same weather we had yesterday, but you don't want today's BS, 84 deg. and 88% humidity and sunny.I haven't had a chance to acclimate yet, and we go from three days ago in the 40s, to this?