posted on Apr, 21 2013 @ 06:08 PM
reply to post by Plugin
Well, living just a bit south of the arctic circle, I can truly say that we are having similar issues. It is snowing today outside like it is January.
The temps have been barely coming above freezing. It just refuses to warm up this year. I have lived in Alaska for over 15 years and only seen it snow
3 times after Easter. Once was in a mountain pass in July that melted the next day. The other two times, it barely dusted and then melted shortly
thereafter. Right now I am watching 1/4 to 1/2 inch flakes flying. There are probably whiteout conditions on the highway.
I just finally dug out a single garden bed from the existing 2 feet of snow on it to find inch tall iris sprouts, that may not make it now if it snows
too much again. In previous years I have had perennials growing and siberian squill blooming at this time of year. This year, before it started
snowing again today, there was still 2-4 feet of snow waiting to melt. It has even been sunny for the last couple of weeks, and that usually melts
whatever we have standing pretty quickly. I have to agree with a previous poster that the light seems weaker, and not nearly as warm as it should be.
I am sorry if I rambled, I am about ready to cry at this point. It should not be winter STILL!! I should be planting in the ground on May 10, and I
don't even know if I will be able to see my veggie gardens then at this rate.The weather is not right this year AT ALL!