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Mar 30, 2018 9:20 AM CST
|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!
"Speak to the Earth and it shall teach Thee" Job 12:8
NYC suburbs (Zone 6b)
Mar 30, 2018 10:25 AM CST
|I know that feeling! Isn't it exciting?
In the North east, its mother's day, not Easter, but same concept.
But for those of you up north like me, you're almost late for planting things like sugar snap peas and Kale that LIKE cold weather - There's nothing better than that weekend after mother's day (or easter) EXCEPT eating fat crispy sweet sugar snaps while you put together your garden.
I'm late, but not too late. Hopefully I'll get out there to turn over the ground under my pea trellis any day now. What better way to celebrate eater than with new life and sustenance.
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