March ice-out is rare around here, but constant winds, rain, and above-normal temperatures, have eroded the ice on many lakes, while other lakes still have ice-fishermen actively pursuing their winter sport.
Native plants along with all the annuals and vegetable plants are coming along on schedule. Our weather always seems to average out over the spring, and we still look to normal planting times as spring commences.
Now that we have reached the vernal equinox, supplemental lighting in the greenhouses has been turned off as days lengthen each day and plants hungrily absorb the life-giving rays. It is truly ‘wake-up time’ in the plant world.