Snow-April 26, 2015!
Just when we are all chomping to get growing, here comes another snow. Big wet snowflakes. Not surprising as we are still in April, (although late April). Yesterday I went to the Farmer’s Market to sell greens and tomato plants and I told everyone-don’t plant them yet, put them in a warm window sill, we still could have cold weather coming and here it is. Of course most of us know that the first frost-free day is around May 15th to start planting but still I always fantasize getting everything in early and usually must wait. Wait. Wait. Wait.
Patience! It seems gardening is a lesson in patience and patience is one of life’s lessons. We must be patient for the winter weather to end so we can put our plants in the garden. Patient for the seeds to germinate. Patient when they don’t and must reseed. Patient for the soil to warm up so the plants will grow in earnest. Patient that the crops will grow and prosper. Patient for the all elusive harvest. So keep the faith, be patient, we will be able to plant soon, not just yet.
Patience and don’t second guess mother nature. She is still our mother and still the boss! Gentle and nurturing, yet quick to give us a swat it we second guess her.