Well, today is March 1 and it is currently 80.5 degrees F and predicted to go up another 3.5 degrees. Somewhere on here last year I posted a pic of our outdoor thermometer. It was on the NORTH side of the house, *in the shade* and read 114 or 116, I can't remember. I do NOT wish for another summer as bad as last year's. I do, however, expect to see way more drought (actually, I think that will never go away since the huge aquifer under us is being depleted at alarming rates), but hopefully not as hot for as long! That lovely early planting doesn't matter if it's so scorching that your garden refuses to grow. Last year we had NO garden. Nothing at all grew, and it was so sad. I'm determined to get what I can early this year. We need to move this to the digging in the earth area, lol. ;o) I've seen ya over there. Although, actually, this can be classified as meal planning since we depend on our garden so.
I'm so jealous that you're planting the garden already! We had a freak 60 degree day today and it has been wanting it to be spring so badly! I'm going to start my earliest seeds this weekend after I get my new grow lights.
Tonight husband brought out the grill even though the temperature dropped 15 degrees and it was raining by dinner time. He made barbecued chicken and roasted potatoes. It was so great! With a couple of Dortmunders again tonight (which is springtime in a bottle) we had ourselves fooled pretty well that winter is over.