A few weeks ago, we had a couple of days in the high 80's and even 90's. In early April! Crazy. And it was so, so very tempting to want to just get all those seedlings in the ground already. Especially considering that this is what my dining room table looks like at this point in the season.
But this time of year can be tricky. Last night we had a frost warning, and I was so grateful for having waited. When you start things from seed in February, it's quite a tragedy to lose all that careful work to a late frost. The only things that are in the ground right now are things that can withstand a light frost: peas, potatoes, Swiss chard, arugula, and spinach.
Everything else is still on the dining room table.
To which, with any luck, they will return in a few months. In the form of dinner.