April has been very unpredictable. We had a beautiful February and then suddenly mid-March - we've had a wild ride of weather. Some days beautiful. Other days freezing or torrential hail. It got to a low of 27 degrees on April 9th. Our Magnolia had started to leaf out and many of the leaves are frost damaged. We had several other tender plants burned. We did not cover our lettuce and it survived although the older leaves were stressed. We cut those off. Today it is 70 degrees.
We are hoping that the worst is past. We moved our tomato plants to the unheated greenhouse today. This will harden them and we will move them up to larger pots but keep them in until mid-May. G started some carrot seeds and we may start some radishes. We need to plant them where they will get more water because they typically are pretty pithy due to lack of water.
Our peas are still growing. I'm not certain how well they will do since they got fusarium wilt. They are still green so my fingers are crossed. The lettuce is starting to look pretty good although very small.
Now all we need a little heat.