It’s been a cold and wet Spring on the west coast and this year, I’ve felt no big hurry to put much of anything in the ground. Well, a few weeks ago we put some stuff under the cold frames and have been picking off of our over-wintered corn salad, spinach, arugula, kale, mustard greens and chard, but this year, my approach is going to be a little different. With the new Victory Gardens business under way, school wrapping up for the semester and being in the throws of grant writing season, I’ve decided that I’m going to take my accumulated knowledge from the last 5 years and decide that this year, I’m starting all my cold stuff (kale, mustard, arugula, radish, etc) this week-end and not stressing about putting those seeds in the ground until I feel its time. You see, I’ve always been an eager farmer, wanting to maximize the growing season as much as I could, but you know what? The kale that I plant on March 1st, looks the same as the kale I plant on April 1st by the time mid May rolls around… and it’s much more likely to bolt. FORGET IT! I have stuff to munch on from last year, it’s cold still and I’m going to chill….