Unheated cold frames in Edmonton. Germination March 18th.

Unheated cold frames in Edmonton. Germination March 18th.

I guess it's time to plant folks. I was out at the farm with Donna Balzer this morning. She's in town speaking at the home and garden show this Saturday. We were talking over wintering and shoulder season gardening among other things while looking across bare soil and live spinach plants...

Mustard Greens germinating. 

Mustard Greens germinating. 

When I got home I took a peak at my open unheated cold frames and yes. Things are growing. Seeds are germinating...

 

If I use Seedy Sunday as a guide I seem to remember about half a foot of snow last year still on the ground. I'll be there tomorrow talking about shoulder season gardening. But this shoulder is something else.

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It doesn't look good for natural systems this year, but for those of us with water access, this will be one of the earliest starts #yeg has seen in the last 10 years at least...

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