Today, I am very cranky. If you don’t want to read further, I completely understand.
“Why?” you ask.
Well, central Oklahoma had another freeze last night, and what wasn’t frozen was heavily frosted a la winter birthday cake. For Pete’s sake, it’s April 3rd already, and I live in USDA Zone 7.
It’s 43F right now (10:00 a.m.) with a projected high of 67F. On Saturday, the high is supposed to be 78F. Sounds nice, but do you see all of those temperatures bouncing around like Mexican jumping beans? It’s hard on the plants, and on gardeners. Normally, I worry about the projected lows until April 15th, but this is the craziest spring of my memory. We’ve had really balmy days, followed by high winds and hail. We had snow last week, and now, get this, the northwest part of the state (where the heaviest snowfall was) is warmer than further south and east.
It’s kind of nippy today for April, so I don’t feel like going outside and working. I know, northern friends, I’m a wimp. So, what gardening stuff can be done? I could re-pot my tomato seedlings in larger containers, but I’m not too excited about that. Or, I could stick those seed potatoes I got yesterday in the mail in the ground or in a really large container. Nah. I think I’ll just go shove them in the center of the shredded leaf pile. Yeah, shoving something will make me feel better.
Oh, just ignore me. I’m sulking. Mother Nature is a harsh parent, and I’ve been sent to my room.