After K snow blowed the paths between the beds in the garden, I shoveled off some of the raised beds so the rest of the snow would melt faster. There was over a foot of heavy snow on top of the beds.
By afternoon, temperatures reached 68 degrees F and the paths were clear down to the ground and the snow remaining on the raised beds had reduced significantly. However, you can’t outsmart Mother Nature. We woke this morning to more snowfall a fresh covering of snow. Only an inch or so that will surely melt quickly, but it served as a reminder that winter is still hanging on.
There is some green under the collapsed mini-hoops, but I don’t know yet if anything survived.
Removing the snow from the raised beds will allow the remaining snow melt quicker and the soil to warm up sooner than the rest of the garden still under snowcover. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get some early crops planted under protection soon.