Ever hear the weather lore: “Year of snow, crops will grow”?
Think about it this way:
Sub zero temperatures mean that snowfall is much lighter because there isn’t much water vapor in the air
When temperatures are closer to 32 degrees Fahrenheit snowfall can be heavy and wet.
Years ago many farmers decided that if there was a snowy winter, temperatures wouldn’t be that cold, so the planting season could start earlier in the year.
They also thought there would be more water from the snow melt to help seeds sprout and seedlings grow.
Thus, the proverb Year of Snow Crops.
Maybe thinking about this weather lore will help give you the patience to get through this long, snowy winter, and help you get a jump start on your garden.