We got 5″ of fresh lake effect snow on a morning that feels like early January, not early April.  The snow is not necessarily a bad thing but cool weather slows plant germination.  The bigger issue is the gray days that we’ve been seeing.  Without sun, our plants don’t photosynthesize – and grow.  For the most part our plants are looking good, but they’re not getting very big, very fast.  What a noticable difference an afterrnoon of sunshine makes!