After an amazingly mild winter here in the Pacific Northwest, the calendar hit April 1st, and the snowy weather arrived. Although at river level we only had flurries, there's a nice accumulation of snow up on the clifftops on the Oregon side of the Columbia River, and more predicted later this week.
Nonetheless, we intrepid gardeners are preparing for the local Community Garden's second year of operation.
I've got my crops planned - golden summer squash, zucchini, peppers of various kinds (hot and sweet), garlic, green onions, tomatoes, and later in the season, broccoli. This year I'm going to try growing some Yukon gold potatoes, too. Over the weekend, I went to the garden for the first time since last summer. It was like seeing an old friend again.
Here's my plot peeking around the side of the storage shed - weeded, turned and composted, and ready for planting.