You Know It's Spring When It Snows on the Dogwoods
That's the tale the Old Timers tell around here. Believe it or not, they're right. I learned the hard way to deny my cravings to get my hands dirty in the garden until late April or May. Even now as I look out to see the cherry trees blooming and the apple blossoms beginning to pop open, I know that if I start my summertime crops now, I'll be replanting again in a month or so because frosts, freezes, and snows are still likely to come as late as June. For now, I'll enjoy the view God painted outside my windows and finish working out my planting plan for when the "real" season comes.
What time of year do you start your outdoor garden for summer crops?