The vegetables are growing so rapidly this year thus far. We will be harvesting a full 3 weeks earlier this season than last. January 2012 was warm and dry, almost spring like, February was on the warmer side with 1 large snowstorm and then 1 smaller a few days later, otherwise dry. March was the warmest on record, I believe about 10 degrees higher that average and absolutely no moisture. April thus far has been seasonal with 3 small rain storms within the last week. This must be part of the recipe for accelerated growth in a garden. What this means is fresh salads very soon and it also means that I have harvested and consumed fresh food that I have grown for the past 12 months, this is very satisfying.