Yesterday was an absolutely great Spring gardening day in Kansas. Well, almost, except for the sustained 20 mph winds with gusts to 40 that set in by mid-afternoon. But otherwise it was everything a gardener could ask for, although some might argue that it would be nice to give plants, and the unacclimated gardener, a day in the 70F or 80F range before we go from the 60's to 92F, as it was yesterday. Straight from winter to summer as usual.
It is the same in the garden. The 12-year-old inside us knows instinctively which weeds to pull and how to grasp them to get them up roots and all. The 51-year-old knows to wear gloves for the stickery ones and knows that the first sunny Spring day in the 90's is not the time to stay out in the sun all day in the garden. Well, it should be that way most of the time. Excuse me while I go find some aloe vera.