I'm on Spring Break this week, and today's springlike weather made me decide that today was the first gardening day of the year. Here's what I did:
You can see the fence and if you look hard you can see the trellis on the left; what you can't see are the snow peas that I planted next to the trellis (in what will be the back row). In our area, mid-March is the magic planting date for cool weather vegetables like lettuce, radishes, and peas.
Unlike last year, when all of the early-season plants I'd planted and babied were eaten (see HERE and HERE for all the sordid details), I'm hopeful that things will actually produce this year. The first thing I did was put chicken wire around the perimeter of the area, then added the support for the snow peas. In a few days I'll plant a row of lettuce in front of the beans. All the other planting will wait for much warmer weather.
Now all I need are the proper temperatures, proportions of sun and rain, and the absence of bunnies, squirrels, and other creatures. Is that too much to ask?