Wednesday, March 9, 2016


Okay, I know I’m rushing the season. But the seed racks in the stores were calling me, and once I got them home, I couldn’t resist starting a few cool-weather vegetables. I’ll plant them outside in a few days and if they don’t grow, I’ve only lost a dozen seeds. If they do, I’ll have early lettuce and Brussels sprouts.

Historically, the last frost date isn’t until early May, and yes, it’s been dipping into freezing temperatures at night. I'm more than a month early according to sound gardening advice. 

But the lizards are coming out to bask in the sun and drive the dog crazy. 

The peach tree is blooming. 

It feels like spring. 

So I’ll risk it. 

You’d think a farmer’s daughter would know better than to be suckered by an early warm spell, but truth be known, I’m an optimist. And sometimes, optimism pays off .


  1. I want to do the same!! This beautiful weather has been calling me to garden.

  2. I certainly hope the optimism does! That tree is gorgeous! (And that dog looks like a rascal! Are Brussels sprouts hard to grow? I seem to have a regular yen for them...

    1. I don't know. This is my first time. I'll let you know. I love them, too, but not as much as my husband does.