Normally we would have our seedlings ready to go out under protection soon but we took a trip out of the country for 2 weeks and didn't do any seedling. When we left the middle of April there was still patches of snow in our yard, the garlic I planted last fall was still under frozen ground and we had one lonely crocus.
On my return, the best news was the garlic was up six inches!
She Who Must Be Obeyed was more impressed with the spring flowers.
Since our return, I have been able to turn 4 beds and plant the first spinach, lettuce and pea seeds. Green onion seed will go in tomorrow and I have purchased Manitoba tomato plants which will go out under cover soon.
It feels good to play in the dirt again.