Out and about in the garden centers yesterday created the feeling that planting time is upon us. Soil temp is 18 C so seed planting is on, However, nighttime temps forecasted for Wed-Fri are low single digits. That could easily turn into a frost so tender plants like basil, impatiens and such should be in the garage at night. We have not had appreciable rain since April 20. Today and for the next two days rain is forecast. Hopefully it will not be a downpour as that is not much use to our parched ground. I have been waiting for this rain to add some moisture to the test gardens before seeding.
The planting pattern for the test gardens is shown below: