Even though I’ve lived here almost 40 years, I have never visited Morgan City…until today. Now that I’m retired, I can do road trips any time to any where. My Doctor friend Don & I went back to his hometown (Berwick) to show me where he grew up. Lunch was at the Acadian in Morgan City where the food was good & the customers very friendly. It was a bright sunny day but watching all the brown vegetation clearly indicated the effects of our recent freezes. Our current warm spell is expected to last for another 7-10 days and that will allow some plants to start sprouting new growth. Since we have a lot more Winter to come, I’m worried we are getting too warm too soon. I expect several more Arctic Blasts with freezing temps during the next 4-6 weeks and that will likely harm any new growth. Sure you can start planting your tomato seeds, but realize we are a good 8-10 weeks before we’re beyond our last frost threat. I did some hack & whacking on my dead plants, but my experts at Perinos tell me you should wait until new growth begins to appear. I just can’t stand the sight of dead stuff so I may over whack and cut back more than I should. Since our growing season is so long, that usually is not a problem.
With our weather not likely to change much during the next week, the main weather news is the rain & snow out West. I’m finally hearing some experts say these multiple wet events will put a huge dent in their long term drought & may actually end it before their rainy season is over. For us, fog will present some early morning driving issues for the rest of this week. Stay tuned!