|Posted on February 16, 2015 at 11:10 PM|
While it is always a welcome sight to see the blossoms out and the daffodils blooming, this winter's five second cold snap is slightly worrying for famers! While the mild temperatures are producing fantastic growing contitions early in the season which is nice, we can't help but feel a little worried about what this might mean for the bug population later in the season.
Organic farmers rely on the cold weather to diminish the population of bad bugs, and the warm weather means that most of them will survive the winter to go on to very prolific springs! In turn that means more bites out of lettuce leaves and holes in apples! So while the prospect of eating our Easter dinner al fresco does seem appealing, we are definitely hoping for at least one more good spell of freezing weather so we can have healthier crops for everyone this summer!
Also, I haven't thrown a snowball at anyone yet this year, and that is always a satisfying endeavor!