Where is spring?

Maybe I’m impatient, but early spring is torture for me. Here I am, itching to starting digging around in the garden, and the weather just keeps defeating me. April has vacillated between cold, gray days accompanied by snow or rain and cool windy days with some occasional sun as the clouds scud by. Below average temperatures coupled with a few healthy doses of fog and over four inches of rain in the past week alone, have thwarted all attempts to prep soil or plant seeds. The soil temps are still too cold for seeds to germinate, just not enough sun. My garlic hasn’t even poked through the ground yet.

You’ve heard the old saying, “April is the cruelest month,” and I have to agree.