|'Hot Wings Maple' happy after the storms|
|Internet Photo, Palmer's Candies|
Back to the weather... it's Colorado...it's late May, so we can count on sun and warm returning in a few days, maybe five days, definitely no more than ten days. I'm not placing any bets on when the dreariness stops, but I am keeping my transplants out of direct rain and cold at night.
As for planting, just say no and hold out until soils dry out and conditions improve. If you're not convinced that it's not wise to plant do your own soil check. Use a trowel (wear gloves unless you enjoy wet, sticky mud on your hands, I sort of like it), grab a handful. No doubt it's a muddy mass, not at all a hospitable place for new plant roots to establish and happily grow in your garden. The poor plants will just sit there in a globby, gooey state of sulk and decide not to do much of anything, possibly even checking out for good just to punish you for your actions.
|Waiting for the right time|
|Disinfect Vegetable or Herb Containers|
One more thought - promise yourself to enjoy the garden this summer despite the rough spring, plant challenges, even the losses and most of all the late start.