I did a lot of reading and charting.  Everything indicated that I could start putting plants in the ground mid-March.  But, spring was cold so I waited.

I did have grand plans!


I ended up starting to plant on April 10.  I started as much as I could from seeds outside.  In this first round that included arugula, carrots, lettuce, peas, spinach, and swiss chard.  I bought broccoli, parsley, and strawberry plants.  On April 11 (and a few more times) we had frost warnings so I covered the plants.  I figured the seeds would be fine.


Clearly they were!  I used this picture before, but just a reminder that the garden is going gangbusters.  It’s gone way further since this was taken.