Is April the official start of Spring? I could look it up but I'm too busy digging over the garden to care. Whatever. Marin County celebrated the (possible) start of Spring by attempting to set low temperature records a couple of weekends ago, followed by attempting to set high temperature records last weekend - and succeeding.
As a result, our dying silver birches have finally decided to emit some green leafy shoots and are now looking alive again.
Last month I realized I was behind in my seed germination schedule, and quickly prepared a little tray of tomato seeds from my stash. I used some from 2009 and some second-generation seeds from our 2010 crop, and almost immediately (i.e., the following weekend) the little green shoots started waking up and sticking their heads out.
Another week, if that, and I'll have to move them into their own pots. With the weather as good as it is right now, I feel a month behind schedule.