Watering this week is recommended @ 1/4" if you have sandy or silty soils ( or rocky ), otherwise for clay soils I would hold off another week, we are potentially going to get some rain next Monday/Tuesday and letting the soils dry out is actually better for heavy clay soils this time of year.
It's starting to look a lot like Spring this past week, with some new shoots popping up. Flowing quince is starting pop out which is always the first indicator of spring,
but I would not get too excited as it looks like one last freeze/wintery mix coming through next Tuesday. It seems like almost every year, we get a late February freezing icy storm that kills all the early "pre-spring" plant growth. Hopefully this is the last one of the season.
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