We have managed to get most of our spring planting done - the bulk of the cool-season crops are in, and next up on our calendar would be to begin getting summer's seedlings out. The weather just won't allow for it. Temperatures that consistently run 20 degrees below normal just won't allow our spring crops to grow, either. Transplants we set out weeks ago, seeds we sowed a month or more ago, are stalled. Just hanging out, waiting for warmer weather. Just like us. I've been poking around in the ground, checking to make sure the plants are at least rooting well. They are, and I imagine once this month-long cold snap breaks, we'll see quite a growth spurt.
Even so, we are expecting late spring harvests. Much later than the last few years. The farmers' market season begins in a little over two weeks (not a great year to open earlier than usual!), which admittedly has me a little nervous. The cold looks like it might break by the weekend, and if it does, we're going to be busier than a whole hive of bees trying to get caught up. As a result, we will probably take next week off from any pick-up or deliveries; I'll let you know for sure next Monday.
But hey - eggs are on sale (buy 2 get 1 free) again this week if you'd care to stock up! And have a happy - though chilly - Easter or Passover.