Despite the continued presence of frost in the mornings and the snow flurries today, it is time to start planting the garden. We put in peas, favas, and a variety of lettuces & greens this past weekend. All the babies are tucked in under a layer of mulch for the time being, but based on past years we expect to see little green heads popping up in the next couple of weeks. If it doesn't warm up soon, I may actually try some row covers for the raised beds this year. Tomatoes and peppers are resting comfortably in seeds flats on the sun porch and with any luck they'll also be reaching for the sun over the next couple of weeks. We have a number of herbs in 4" pots that have been spending the winter indoors, but are itching to get outside. Need to do some work on the herb spiral we started last fall. Picked up a few annuals this past weekend to give us a little early color in the borders. And the bulbs all seem to be waking up and on their way to a good spring show. Woo-Hoo!!
I don't know about any of you folks, but when we have days like this past Saturday, the gardening bug hits our house hard. How about you? Gettin' dirty yet?