We seem to be getting Spring almost a month early here in NY...yikes! Good thing I had most of the garden cleanup done last Fall, 'cause things are already busy here now. What a glorious day! almost 70F and sunny. I wanted to do everything- bike ride, beekeeping here at home, and planting veggie seed out in the veggie garden. But no time for everything, so I settled for working in the vegetable garden for about 3 hours. Cleaning up, digging and hoeing, and I direct-seeded in the ground: green shelling peas, sugar snap peas, spinach, broccoli rabe, radishes, kale, and some lettuces. In a few more days I'll plant seed for carrots and raddichio too. All are cool-loving plants, since we are liable to get a few more frosts here up north still. Lots of digging in the sun, felt so good! Got myself a fancy new deep-digging fork as a treat. The whole garden is just bare brown earth now, but I can see the little green sprouts pushing up in rows if I imagine hard enough. :grin: There were some little neighborhood native mason bees that liked my periwinkle blue skirt and kept landing on it- thinking i was a giant morning glory. I kept my nectar and pollen to myself- can't afford to lose any this late in the game! lol! It's SPRING, yay!!!! How does your veggie garden grow this year?