Spring is in the air and you can’t help but to want to start planting your garden. It is possible to start planting well before the last frost date, even in Colorado! There are a number of vegetables, herbs, and flowers that you can plant outside; which actually prefer the cool days and nights of early spring. The two key points to remember when planting early in the season are to make sure your beds are amended before planting and to be prepared in case bad weather comes!
The wearing of the green is nearly upon us, so is the season of green beer and corned beef and cabbage. You might be surprised that this traditional meal is actually one that was adapted and changed when the Irish immigrated to the United States. Pork was the preferred meat in Ireland, but was too expensive in the United States. But the smoked, pickled, and brined beef was affordable, and therefore became the meat of choice. Far from being as Irish as a shamrock, it is American as apple pie.