The weather in Maine is well known for its capriciousness and changeability, but things seem to have taken a turn for the extreme lately. The events of the past ten days include snow, a microburst, an electrical storm, and record-breaking high temperatures in the 70’s. With 80 degrees in this week’s forecast, it’s difficult to resist the urge to dismantle the row covers.
The overwintered kales and chard are thriving, and help satisfy our cravings for vitamin green.
The Music and German Extra Hardy garlic have pushed up through the leaf mulch, with the Philips lagging behind as usual. It remains to be seen if this is an advantageous adaption or not.
A tender perennial, this is the first time the cutting celery has survived the winter and come back. This one is an Asian cultivar known as Kin Tsai.