For my family, we are looking forward to spring. Deep snows have taken up much of our winter days, and a part of me is thoroughly sick of deep snow. I know spring is close, I can feel it in the ground. I worry about the spring bulbs I have planted, and I itch to get my garden planted. But, I must be patient. My first step this spring was to inventory, and begin the germination of my seeds.
Peas, who will be planted first, as they love the cold, spinach, onions, tomato, eggplant, peppers, and spearmint seeds. The spearmint may not come up, and I will probably need to start them a different way.
The kids each get their own planter box to take care of. They are learning that the soil must warm up first. This is usually accomplished after a week of nighttime weather over the temperature of 50F. With the snow being so bad, this may not occur until after the first week of April. There is another snow storm predicted for the next week, followed by a deluge of rain. So I must be patient, or my garden boxes will be washed away.
What will you do for spring?