I think I mentioned in a previous posts we had a pretty strong winter. But the last few days have been absolutely glorious. As I drove home last evening, it was an unbelievable 74 degrees - about 15 degrees above what's expected this time of year. The day before was just a degree or two cooler. Today will be a repeat of yesterday, and did I mention the sky is bluer-than-blue with not a cloud in sight?
I know our safe freeze-free date is 15 May, or so they say. I don't know who they is, but I've gardened here long enough to know that date is pretty wrong. I usually plant out my garden plants, including tomatoes and annuals, the last weekend in April, and I've never lost a single plant to a freeze. To rabbits, deer and cutworms, yes. To temperatures? No.
I know it's a long way to the last weekend in April, but I think it's high time I got some greens in the ground. So today, I'm planting seeds of parsley, spinach, lettuce and whatever else I have. Tomorrow, I'll be shopping for what's missing, and I'll plant that, too. And I'm sticking plastic forks all around, points up, once the plant babies are up, so we don't have a repeat of fall's rabbit salad bar banquet right there in my little garden.
I hope it's a glorious Saturday in your little corner of the world, and I hope you can garden!