EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) – Well its a word we have been saying a lot this winter, and that’s “mild.” Warmer temperatures and the lack of snow could result in an early spring.
The warm weather has not only confused western Massachusetts residents but the plants as well.
Some plants have been sprouting from the ground since February. This has some people feeling a little spring fever already.
Emily Anderson, from Springfield, is certainly ready for spring, “I’m just looking forward to the nice weather cause I’ve never been a person that likes cold weather it’ll be nice to see the flowers and all that.”
Between the mild temperatures and the lack of snow it’s allowed the ground to get the right ingredients it needs. Whatever snow there was, has been mostly melted or been washed away the rain. No snow here in western Massachusetts has also played a major role, most of us have seen nothing but bare ground.
Chris Graziano, a grower at Graziano Gardens in East Longmeadow, told 22News, “Its kinda like an insulating layer, that snow, so you might have to keep an eye on them in the spring might need some extra water.”
The ground is still pretty saturated which could help gardeners come spring.
If there is another snowstorm, this could change how early we might be able to start gardening.
If you are itching to get something done in the yard, it’s safe to start mulching. You could consider potting plants in the beginning of April, depending on if there is anymore snow.
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