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John Fulton
Former County Extension Director

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Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Effects of Snow

Posted by John Fulton -

We are now on the books with the first snow of spring. Two to four inches of the white stuff, but at least it didn't last long. We really won't have any ill effects to plants from the snow, quite the contrary, as it provided an insulating blanket for everything. Grass and early garden plants look better after the snow than two days ago. Of course we can do without any more for this season. The main problem is the moisture accompanying the storm. Soil will be too wet to work for several days now, and this fact can put us a little behind on the gardening calendar. Don't worry, unless the trend is prolonged. Heat units accelerate as we approach the summer months, and many crops catch up quickly.

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