Who doesn’t love this time of year?
Everything is fresh and new and there is so much promise everywhere you look.
Even weeding feels good after a long winter away from the garden.
But don’t be tempted to plant tomatoes and peppers just yet in you live in a cold climate. It’s just too soon. Wait a few more weeks until frost is no longer a danger. But you can plant lettuces, peas, spinach and other cold tolerant plants.
And if you just can’t wait, remember what Thomas Jefferson said: If you don’t lose a few plants each Spring, you planted too late.
He was motivated. Jefferson and his neighbors used to have a contest to see who could get fresh peas to the table first. The winner held dinner and served, you guessed right, the early spring peas.