My package of parsley seeds clearly states, “Plant seed as early in spring as ground can be worked.” Last year on this date there was snow on the ground, but this year the heavy rains washed away the last of the ice and defrosted my raised beds. The sun has been out strong. Yesterday the ground could be worked, and so I did! In went the cool-weather greens – parsley, spinach, kale, chard and scallions.
Gardening is an exercise in optimism. I’m thinking that in two weeks I’ll have micro-greens in my salad. Then again, we could have another April snowstorm that dumps half a foot of plant-killing slush. But, if that happens, I’m only out about $2 worth of seeds. Having the excuse to spend an hour in the garden, in the dirt, in the sun, yesterday, is worth more than that.