It’s early spring in Michigan and the ground is just warm enough to break with a spade, but still a little wet in some areas.  If you are lucky enough to have good drainage, you can get a jump on planting now!  PLEASE NOTE:  Some risk is involved in super early planting.  BEWARE OF FROST DAMAGE!!

Dutch Imported Tulips

Get ready to see color!  Dutch tulip display

I personally will be planting my early spring root vegetables, some icicle pansies, and doing some soil amendments to prepare for my mid spring planting.

If you are bold enough to plant anything that can be damaged by the frost, be sure to keep them covered at night from now until about Mother’s day which is May 10, 2015.  After that and until the beginning of June, you are fairly home free but keep your eye on the weather.  Stranger things have happened than a post-mother’s day frost spell!!

Happy planting!

Whiskers pansies