While snow in May isn’t too uncommon in VT it always seems to catch us by surprise. Waking up to a winter wonderland this past week was surreal. No plants or seedlings were harmed by the cold weather, in fact snow after the ground has thawed is very beneficial since it contains amounts of nitrogen. Spring snows are often termed ‘poor-mans fertilizer’ for this reason! On the opposite spectrum our first thunderstorm of the year occurred last night. This did some damage to the transplants due to the heavy rains. We will have to improve the depth of our water bars above the fields.