This cold, rainy weather is very weird for the Spring to Summer transition. I’m making the most of it by transplanting perennials like crazy and dropping plenty of cover crop seed. Use this time to harden off your plant babies and finish up whatever cool weather tasks you didn’t get to this spring. Have you dropped clover seed on your garden paths? Did you plant enough lettuce, kale, peas, and cabbages? What about that flowering hedge you never seem to have time for–it’s the perfect April weather!
Despite the frost date, be careful setting your starts out into cold soil–it will shock the roots and set the plants way back (or kill them). Setting out into cold soil is more dangerous than setting out on a hot day! This spring weather is definitely an exercise in patience and trust.
In the meantime, enjoy plenty of tea from the abundant fresh herbs–here’s a short piece on tea to set the mood–and what’s the difference between infusions and decoctions, anyway?