Saved from the frost!
Things are proceeding apace this spring, despite the small fact that it’s been a very chilly season this year. I occasionally listen to Chicago Public Radio and am always struck by how much warmer it is on that side of the lake: Lake Michigan is cold, see, and casts us still in its chilly embrace. This “lake effect” is responsible for our humongo snowload, as well as our cool springs and summers; on the flipside, we’ve got warm falls and winters (comparatively speaking, of course). I just have to hold on and keep wearing warm clothes.
I have not been tempted to put anything into the ground in the gardens yet. “Anything” means anything leafy, actually; there are peas and favas growing greenly outside. I also have some onion plants that I set out in a fit of madness. Last night, I expected one of our last remaining killing frosts. Blankets over those new asparagus stalks: I didn’t want to lose our first potential harvest.
So, I have simply settled for the dirt of the greenhouses. There’s so much growing in there for both our use and for the school garden that I am not tempted to rush the outdoor gardens at all.