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Victory Garden

Published May 6, 2017 by livinggraciously
I think the instructions on seed packets for early spring, cool weather crops are incomplete. They generally say, “Plant as soon as the ground can be worked. When seedlings are approximately 2″ high, thin plants to ___ inches apart.”
 
They completely leave off the rest of the instructions:
 
“Watch over your garden beds as your little seed babies make their green appearance. Reflect on the miracle of life. When plants are approximately three inches high, witness them all freeze to death in a late spring snow. Any plants that survive will be shocked into stunted growth and bitter harvest. Reflect now upon how Mother Earth is a harsh mistress. Replant sometime in early May. Watch as the tender new growth is scorched when the temperatures suddenly climb into the 90s. Note: early spring crops can be replanted with more success in September, but by that time you’ll be completely burnt out on this gardening thing.”
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