Delays and cancellations may be part of today’s forecast but there is always time to start thinking seeds. If you can’t find the energy to dig yourself out of this snowy mess, why not use the time to plan for your spring veggie garden. This 2008 Mother Earth News article, ‘Know When to Plant What: Find Your Average Last Spring Frost Date’ may help churn and burn some of this winter gunk out of the engine. http://www.motherearthnews.com/Organic-Gardening/How-to-Find-Average-Last-Spring-Frost-Date.aspx#ixzz1C9jo9jGb
Cool season crops like broccoli and cabbage should be first on your list. You can always start seeds indoors if you want an established spring crop. Like anything in this gardening world, it’s important to understand those climate factors so be sure to click on the link for the National Climatic Data Center where you can figure your last spring frost date.
The spring planting season may seem miles away with these winter storms but everything creeps up on us when we aren’t paying attention. So dig through your seed catalogs and remember E.B. White’s words of wisdom, “Before the seed there comes the thought of bloom.”
The sun just popped through the clouds. I can see spring already, even if it feels miles away.
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