Of course I would be wrong about the weather! Good ole Mother Nature is off her meds again! Some forecasts are saying snow for the area and I hope they're wrong, but they probably won't be. Our 39th anniversary is the 29th of April and in the early 80's we had two days without power here in town because of heavy wet snow. Our weather has been so strange this year I wouldn't be surprised by too much any more.
Now is the time to be getting those cool weather crops in the garden. Broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kohlrabi, onions, peas, potatoes, and radishes all like these cool temperatures to get started in. In most cases a light frost or even snow will not harm these crops.
I'm proud to say I have half of my garden in. Last night after the wind went down I put out kohlrabi, radishes, onions, potatoes and peas. Hopefully everything grows and I'll just have to put in my cucumbers, tomatoes and a pepper and an eggplant. Now I have to get out and clean off flower beds, but that may have to wait until next week if it warms up a bit.
If you haven't put on crabgrass preventer yet I would do it soon. Broadleaf weeds could use a good spraying while they're young too. Trimec does a good job on broadleaves, but the temperature should be around 68 to 70 degrees when you do spray.
You could get a jump start on your outdoor planters now, too, if you have an unheated garage or shed you could slip them into in case of frost. We have a great supply of annuals, geraniums, grasses and "fillers, spillers and thrillers" to make your planters POP!
Stop by and check out our wide selection of perennials, succulents(for fairy gardens), trees and shrubs. Our hours are extended now through the weekends. Saturdays we are open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Our extended hours are through Father's Day, June 18th.
If you're in Eastern Nebraska you can catch Backyard Farmer on NETV on Thursday nights. They are always having great question and answer sessions and some neat plant of the week selections from Gladys.
Well I hope you can get dirty sometime this week doing your favorite outdoor gardening activity. If you need a dose of "GREEN" and want to stay warm pop over to Gardenland and take a walk through all of our wonderful plant varieties and at least get some ideas for when the weather straightens out.......HEAR THAT MOTHER NATURE?
Happy Gardening everyone!