A Time of “Firsts-“April 16, 2017

The Geum triflorum seems to have won the race to the top again, as the Prairie Smoke sends its new blooms up from the dead grass of last season’s prairie.  The first rainbow ached from the still-brown grassland, and of course the now un-frozen soil beckoned this gardener to plant a row of early Red Norland potatoes.  After all its Easter weekend, preceded by Good Friday which has always been touted as the proper time to plant potatoes according to the moon’s phase.  This year it was actually possible to get it done!

Things move fast now as the days quickly lengthen and the northern time for growing arrives.



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