After a decent winter and a real spring for the first time in many years the early vegetables are sprouting from the ground in the surest sign that we have officially passed May 15th.
May 15th - better known as the official "safe" date of no more potential for frost, although with such wacky weather I don't know how much longer that will be able to be said.
Regardless of what may come - what is now is spring vegetables are ready to go. The snow peas, carrots, rhubarb and beets are peaking out of the ground. The tomatoes, peppers, gourds, lettuce and cucumbers that were started outside now can remain outside over night and the bees are starting to do their thing.
As rough as New England winters can be, spring time is always a time of renewed optimism. After what feels like a good solid two months of drenching - things begin to pop. The green of the leaves is intense, new shoots of all kinds sprout out from the ground. They days grow longer and the temperatures climb in to the 60s and 70s.
I hope you already have a jump on your garden as I think we are going to have a good growing season in New England. The drought is officially over as the reservoirs are bursting at the seams and there was no late frost to kill off the peach and apple buds this time around.
Godspeed you veggies!