This afternoon’s sun lit up my hopes for the summer garden. Despite the warm weather, there is still snow in the forecast. My dad taught me to go green by St. Patrick’s Day so today I rushed outside to get my early spring seeds planted.
Early spring plants must be planted early enough to harvest before the summer heat. They can be planted before the last frost and can handle a little snow. 60 degrees is optimal for growing but a few of these weird snow days won’t stop their progress.
With the help of Andrew I planted peas, broccoli, lettuce, carrots, bok Chou, spinach, Swiss chard, and kale right into the garden (direct sow).
Inside we started tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, cauliflower, and ground cherries.
In three weeks I will do another planting of greens. In May I will plant my squash, melons, cucumbers, and beans into the garden and transplant the seedlings that will be growing inside.