Warming Soil

Ground temperatures have warmed up with the recent mild temperatures, but considering we are heading toward cooler air and perhaps even well below average temperatures for a time next week, the release of the frost in the ground in most areas is still quite a ways into the future.  As we are all aware of, planting is a mid to late April event and in recent years it had to wait until May.  Most of the time when we are warm in early March, we tend to have a cold snap that sets us back several weeks. Plus, there are many examples of an early March warm up that lead to a late start of the growing season.  So yes, this stretch was nice, but it doesn’t necessarily mean much for the 2021 growing season.

Daryl Ritchison