I think it’s just a mid-winter thaw–we usually get at least one major storm in March. Anyway, the good news is that I potted on all 156 of my leeks. The bad news is that somehow our several years old bag of soil-less potting soil is full of weed seeds. Weeding has already begun, and I haven’t even gotten anything in the ground yet!
I also started some lettuce, and a few tomatoes. Despite everyone saying how wonderful the wall-o-waters work, I’m still a bit wary of putting all of my eggs in one basket, at least for the first year. Maybe next year I’ll be comfortable enough to start them all in early March, but this year I’m going to space them out–a few every week. A week isn’t much, but it can be the difference between 18 inches of snow and bare ground, or a hard frost and 90 degree weather. Or a couple more inches for a tomato plant.