I still like Febuary – I even like this cold spell we’re experiencing. It reminds us that spring isn’t here yet, but it won’t hurt the early buds that are starting to emerge on the plants.
I see the beginning buds on the forsythia, and soon it will be full of yellow color. I smell the fragrance of the sarcococca, and see the white blossoms in full bloom. You must have these plants in your yard to enjoy the coming of spring.
I’m going to start my peas in flats in my kitchen as I do every year. I’m planting Tall Telephone peas that produce the shelling peas for freezing. It beats the store frozen peas for tenderness and flavor.
I’m also planting Sugar Snap peas that can be eaten right of the vine or in stir fry.
The garden soil needs to be turned over and compost from the compost pile needs to be mixed in to prepare the beds for the peas.