Thursday, April 24, 2008

Restart

Don't you just hate that blue screen of death on Windows based systems. I don't get to see them at home anymore, but I see more than my fair share at work since I get to problem solve for a few companies. Unfortunately, we have had a system failure in our garden and will be forced to restart spring, so to speak.

Through a series of unfortunate weather incidents, mild catastrophes, uncooperative weather, and oversights, we will start from almost scratch tomorrow. We had two hard, late freezes that burned the green beans, the muscadine vines, and some of the fruit on the fruit trees. When the garden was tilled using a tractor, the operator (I won't name names) broke my cold frame which housed all my seedlings. When the temperatures dipped for the second time I was feeling smug in my knowledge that my seedlings would be safe since I hadn't planted yet. They weren't since the outside temperature was also the inside temperature. Since those two freezes we haven't been dry enough to plant.

I suppose I shouldn't complain since my lettuce, herbs, sugar snap peas, asparagus, and garlic were completely unaffected. My potatoes will bounce back too, though their tops are gone. But I feel behind. Antsy. A bit nervous.

5 comments:

ZILLA said...

Sheesh! Wish I were close enough to help.

The tips of my daffs suffered frost bite, but none of the other new stuff was effected. I'm thinking of simply trimming the damage away (for aesthetic reasons) and hoping enough leaf remains to transfer some energy to the bulb for next year's blooms.

I can't imagine rebooting an entire garden, especially considering the size of your operation.

Really, would that I could give you a hand...

Becky said...

Good luck with the restart!

We just had a blizzard and four days of snow. Spring was doing so well, and now it will have to start all over again. I bought some larger peat pots to transplant my seedlings, because they won't be going outside any time soon. Argh.

Angela said...

That is frustrating. Let's hope it goes well from here on out...and we get to see your bountiful harvest in a few months!

sheila said...

We're having some cold weather as well. It sucks, doesn't it. I've still got my sweet peas in the cold frame, because every time I think I can finally get them out and into the ground - it gets cold again.

Let's hope it gets warm and stays warm for the rest of the summer.

m~ said...

I'm sorry to hear you're having to reboot. Unfortunately I'm right there with you.