We started thinking garden at the Old Farmer's House at the first of the month.
This is why safe planting time there was mid May.
and then it snows on them; you will have a bumper crop."
Perhaps the peas and onion sets are in early, they will survive.
We would eagerly go out each morning to see if any had sprouted.
and the corn at the north end of the garden.
The Old Farmer would point out where one
was chopped down like a little tree
The damage was from the "cut worm".
It would eat through the stem just above the ground level.
You would loose a few each year and if you had extra
plants you could fill in. This only happened the first few
days before they "hardened" up.
or less depending on what was being planted.
and make the furrow in which to plant the seeds.
He said that he supposed I thought we had a good rain now
and the garden was well watered. I agreed.