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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Early Spring Havoc

Douglas William Jerrold once said, "If you tickle the earth with a hoe she laughs with a harvest." This season, it’s been extremely early ‘to tickle’ the soil and prepare for ‘sooner than usual’ plantings. And while it’s inspiring to see blasts of color a month premature, tonight’s predicted hard frost may be a difficult one to handle. We need cool but we don’t want freezing cold. Last night’s protection came from the wind. Tonight’s safeguard could be simply keeping our fingers crossed. As I mentioned in last week’s blog about the McIntosh dilemma, that tasty apple we so love in New England may never reach its proper ripeness and sweetness without cooler temperatures but a hard frost tonight with everything popping into bloom could cause a different sort of havoc. Let’s hope these early bursts of spring shed ‘laughs with a harvest’. And don’t forget to support your local farmers whenever you can.

Image of a Peach blossom unfurling by Ann Bilowz

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