Because life is too darned short to sit around and wait until you find the perfect place, the perfect weather, the perfect conditions.
Who defines “perfect” anyway?
Sometimes you just have to leap before the net appears.
And plant before the last frost free date.
Because up here, there is no guarantee of a frost free date.
Who says you can’t?
As our friend Marv once told me, the word “can’t” isn’t spoken in this house.
So, I can plant peas. Even in the snow…
And today, lettuce, chard, carrots, radish, beets and bok choi.
And maybe the net will appear, and I’ll have a basket full of bounty from these humble raised beds.
Or maybe I can just say I had fun trying. Because really, just being out there, working the soil, yes, even in the heavy falling spring snow, sure feels pretty close to perfect to me.