Candlemas was originally a Celtic festival celebrating the fact that the days were getting longer and spring was not far off.Well I am all for celebrating that! The past few days could have made one believe that spring is actually on its way. Bring it on!
Actually, I am getting a little ahead of myself. I am on my way out to clear the last of the spinach out of the high tunnel and once that is done, I need several days of good cold temps to freeze the top soil layer. This kills off the aphids and some of the fungi that can build up in a high tunnel. So a little scheduled freezing is a good thing. Then I will be all ready to sow the beds in March for the early farmers market.