Hello! I would like to share with my fellow gardeners a tradition that my Pop (Grandpop) taught me. It is well known to many other Southern gardeners. The Old Almanac warned that there is always one more frost before Easter. The rule of thumb was never put anything in the ground until Good Friday. Of course this refers to a classic summer vegetable garden.
I always selected the vegetable that I was most excited about growing that summer on Good Friday. When it broke soil, it was like the Resurrection.
So I am going to plant my cucumbers and zucchini today because I am very excited about making more pickles this year and trying out a recipe for zucchini relish that was given to me by a friend. That stuff was so awesome I just have to be able to can some myself!
What are any of you planting today? I'd love to see what else is being stuck in to the good Earth on Good Friday.
With that said, I wish all of you a happy Easter and glorious Passover!
..... and GO!