It was about to kill me, but I have patiently waited to plant my summer veggies in my small garden until the first week of May. One of my gardening buddies, Bill Hitt, says to wait until after the last possible frost date, May 15, but I am trusting that Mother Nature will protect my eagerness. Another friend, Ed Morris, said that one year he was unable for some reason to plant his garden until June 1st, and it was the best garden he ever had. So, if in doubt, wait.
My wife, Nancy, on the other hand, decided to put her tomatoes in her above-ground patio garden a week ago – the same week it dropped down into the 30s on two successive nights. I told her to wait, but as usual, she paid me no mind and had to cover her young plants until it warmed a bit.
Patience is usually not one of my strong points, but this year, I think it paid off.