Minnesota Farmer

Little seed, it’s cold down there
April 29, 2011, 7:48 am
Filed under: Corn, Farm, Minnesota, planting, rain, snow, spring, weather, wind | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Here it is the end of April and we have no corn in the ground.  That is very unusual here in south western Minnesota.  Other signs of spring are also delayed.

I just noticed today that the buds on our trees are only just forming.  We should have the maples nearing full leaf, with the ash and oaks just behind.  There has been not a dandelion bloom in sight, and even tulips are slow to show their merry blooms.  It all leads me to assume that the ground is still very cold.

The north winds of the last few days have reduced the remnants of last winters snow drifts to very scattered sloppy piles.  Where they exist there is wet, cold ground nearby.  Today we finally have a warm south wind.  Maybe we have turned a weather corner.

Tonight’s forecast is for rain, so no planting this weekend, but we can still hope.  In the mean time, I’ll be looking to the trees and the flowers to see when it is time to get the corn planted.  The calendar says go, but the weather says no.


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