Photos and text by Anette Witter
We really have had some nice weather in late February and March and I have been biting my nails to get into the garden. So, out to the garden I go, soil is moist and easy to work, I think “maybe I could get some seeds in”. With the uncertainty of April’s weather I ask myself, "Is it going to snow, is a hard freeze coming, or will there be so much rain it rots the seeds?"
I consult my Planting Chart of Coastal B.C. from the West Coast Seed Company. I plant in February - broad beans, and peas; March - collards, kale, and radish; early April - leeks, kohlrabi, scallions, parsnips and spinach. Each year I am delighted at the early plantings and the early crop of vegetables. Following the planting guide has taken that uncertainty out of my April. You can find your planting guide at https://www.westcoastseeds.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Charts_Veg_BC.pdf?4f6fda
Now I must pay my taxes,
PS the last picture is of a tan and white pollinator, she can't fly from flower to flower but she sure had fun jumping around the prune tree.