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Patience is a Virtue, Especially in the Spring

It is hard to wait for the right time to plant your vegetables out into your garden, especially if it has been so unseasonably warm like it has been this spring.  With the first few warm days of spring everybody is itching to get out in the garden.  Heck, I cannot blame them.  After months of cold and snow I am also ready to get started, but I know that every plant has its right time.  I have really enjoyed all of the warm weather so far this spring, but I have not deviated from my planting schedule.  We had a light freeze here in Central Indiana a few days ago and are expecting more freezes the next two days.  I am sure glad that I did not plant out my broccoli and cabbage plants yet.  Some of the lettuce is out, but it is protected under the plastic covered hoop.  I did plant onions, but they are super hardy, so they should be fine.  I did plant pea seeds about 2 weeks ago, and they have started to emerge from the soil.  I think they might be okay, but it just depends on how cold it really gets.  The point is stick with your predetermined planting schedule despite what the current weather might be.  You will be glad that you did.

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