With March slipping away I became impatient and a few days ago I went ahead and starting planting. I put out our kale and collards transplants.
I held back the cabbage, broccoli and romaine lettuce and now I’m glad I did. We’ve been hit by a major cold snap. Last night the temps dropped into the low 20s. Whether the plants were seriously damaged remains to be seen.
I’m hoping this is winter’s last gasp.
Ninety percent of our normal spring planting still hasn’t happened. In a little over a month it will be time to start the summer crops.
But it does no good to complain about it. March is unpredictable and it’s gonna do what it’s gonna do.