Here we go again. Like most gardeners in RI, I bought my plants at plant sales a week or two ago. And what happens? As it does every single year, the weather turns cold and miserable for a couple of weeks – AFTER you’ve bought all your plants. It’s so predictable! I should know better by now, but I am always seduced by the promise of summer.
So there they are, lined up on my deck, shivering and huddling together in the cold spring wind and rain.
Here’s my question: if it’s too soon to plant, then why are the sales so darned early in the season? Why don’t they wait until we can actually put the plants in the ground? I have way too many to bring them inside, so I look at them from my kitchen, and my annoyance grows with every passing day.
I say delay plant sales by at least two weeks. I’m tired of watching plants suffer.