I am still holding back, and not trusting the weather, I am still keeping seedlings inside, and only planting the 'safe' to go things.
But, this weather is killing me... oh my aching muscles.
From snow on the ground, and just puttering around inside, planting seedlings, to raking leaves, carrying bags of potting soil, filling inserts, and then shoveling out a truckload of dirt/compost mix. And I still see so much brush that needs clearing!
It is too pretty to stay inside, and yet, being outside is kicking my butt! This is normal here, winter one day, and a/c on the next! But, as usual, I am watching the wild plants.
I won't put delicate plants, like tomatoes and peppers into the ground, until the signs are right. My sign is: blackberries are done blooming. Right now the blackberries are getting leaves, the wild cherry, my peach and apricot trees, the tulips and daffodils are in full bloom, may pops are poking their heads out, spring is coming. I am still gearing up, getting ready. But, no tender plants go out, even with a cloche until... blackberries bloom!
But, I have lots to get done before then. And lots of muscles to get used to the change in activities. From hothouse flower, to landscape person overnight is tough at my age, oddly it was tough at all ages. I remember back to school and P.E. programs and getting sore, and this was after an active summer. Then school out, and back to horseback riding, bike riding, tree climbing, hiking and exploring, and sore muscles then too.
Is anyone else sore, from enjoying the weather?
Talk to your plants.... If your plants talk to you... Run!