By eastsideurb29937978, Nov 6 2017 03:06PM
This past weekend delivered a very important lesson to all gardeners and urban farmers.
We received our first snow of the year.
Or, to be more exact, some of us did.
Friday we never heard the word “snow” in the forecast but there it was, on the east side of Olympia ….and Tumwater….but closer to the water, out Johnson Point Road, no snow. Bellingham got it but quite a few places south of Bellingham never saw a flake.
And then Sunday rolled around, and snow was predicted for most of western Washington, up to four inches, but it turned out that was a non-event for most of us with the exception of the Hood Canal area.
The lesson is this: western Washington has a diverse climate, and that climate can change in the space of thirty miles. Heck, depending on vegetation and air flow, the climate can be different in different parts of the same city.
And we need to know that before we plan our gardens and prepare for inclement weather. You see, it’s all tied together, the weather, the location, the soil, the air flow, the amount of sunlight, all tied together.
We want you to have the best chance possible in gardening and urban farming. That is why we will always be available to talk to you about your particular situation. Come in with your questions. We are Eastside Urban Farm & Garden Center, and we are your Answer Place.