To tell the truth, I am not always on top of my early spring gardening. Here in Utah it is often still snowing in mid-March, and even mid-April or May, even in June! This year I am so proud of myself, I have kale, collard greens, potatoes and peas all planted. Carrots, beets, radishes and lettuce are seeded, but not yet poking up their tiny sprouts. I even got the first three tomato plants in. This is a bit risky here in the cold Rocky Mountain region. Our last frost date is mid-May, but we often get a last gasp from winter in late May with a deep frost!
So, I set out a few Wall of Water plant protectors and put out the first few plants already. I know it is risk, but I am determined to get some early tomatoes this year. I got spoiled on good tomatoes the last few years and I am just sick of nasty supermarket tomatoes (if you can call them that!). You can see in the photo that 3 of them are faded from being on their 4th season in the garden – the others are new. What a bargain for season extenders that last so long!
So, I was wondering what all of you do for spring. How early do you plant and where do you live?