A string of warm, bright days coaxed the jonquils and hyacinths and early tulips from their earthy slumber. Happily, these sturdy plants are built for early spring because, as luck would have it, the warm weather was quickly followed by more sub-freezing temperatures, more snow and even a little freezing rain.
We did take advantage of the warm days to push a few sugar snap pea seeds into the cold ground, hoping optimistically that it’s not too soon.
We tend to rush the season, but a few seeds are a small price to pay to feel the loamy dirt in your hands. We’ll follow up in a week or two with more, but the opportunity to play gardener with was just too good to pass up.
We’ve started seeds indoors as well; although I wish we’d started sooner. But the flotsam and jetsam of trays, soil-less mix, seed packets and all the rest take up much of our horizontal space and causes Ms. Professor to occasionally raise her eyebrow with disapproval.
All will be forgiven, though, with her first heirloom tomato salad.
Are you gardening yet?