Thursday, March 31, 2011

It's April, Fool

If you're expecting snow this weekend in NYC, you'll probably be disappointed. The weather forecast is depending on evaporative cooling for it's snowfall, as temperatures near the surface are much warmer than freezing. Additionally, there'll be no cold air rushing in after the nor'easter type event, as is often the case. It'll warm up this weekend some.

Finally we're receiving some rain (radioactive as it may be), because, believe it or not, I've seen things drying out a bit -at least at the surface where the young'ns roots are. The beach farm broccoli and peas and leeks are just sitting there wondering why NYC weather is acting all average, all normal, instead of heating up nice and fast like we've been getting used to over the years. On the other hand, the freezing temperatures we've been having at night (although that's largely over) never did in any of my tender starts like it seemed sure would if it were November.

Of course, it's not November, it's about April and the sun is quite a bit stronger now, leaving much heat in the objects and ground around the plants to radiate all night. Speaking of the sun, you should see what it has been doing to my tomato starts. You should see them, but you can't because I haven't photographed them. They are cookin on our kitchen window seed starting shelf, and I mean that in the fast-growing sense. I cannot imagine raising them in their paper tubes for another month and a half -what, will I need to put tomato cages around them?!

I've recently taken up a new activity -one I've thought about for quite some time and finally signed-up. I'll report on it later, but I will say that it has to do with landscape, parks and hiking, and you can do it too.


  1. Do you have to sign up for that? ;)

  2. I'm curious. My only guesses are a mushroom hunting with one of the organized groups, some kind of volunteer trail maintenance at a city or state park or a birding walk. I'll keep an eye out for your post. Whatever it is, the ingredients sound like fun.


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