Well, this was a surprise this morning.
Next week daytime temps will be in the 50s & 60s. The long range forecast for the rest of March looks mild. Fingers crossed.
Yesterday, before the snow, I stopped at the post office and found the seed order from Totally Tomatoes (white packs).
The lettuce is for Mom, the purple carrots are for fun, and the collards (which I've not grown before) are because they have the most calcium of all the leafy greens.
(Research tells me that calcium supplements - calcium carbonate - can cause a whole lot of things to go wrong. Found out from last week's mamo that the gals are peppered with calcium deposits that can lead to more serious issues. Also I'm getting cataracts - also a calcium issue. Here's an informative article. (<=click here)
To that effect, I've stopped taking supplements and will now avoid foods that have been 'enriched' with calcium (like my fave OJ). From now on - I'll only get my calcium from food, fish and dairy, thank you. It's never too late to change things up.
Will be sowing the collard seeds today, pepper seeds this coming week, then tomatoes next month. Also time to bring the rest of the overwintered geranium and B&B salvia upstairs to make room for this year's GUL adventures.