HADLEY, Mass. (WWLP) – You might think that the cloudy, damp weather doesn’t have a lot of people think spring, but Hadley Garden Center was packed with people picking out flowers on Wednesday.
Most people at this point are in full spring mode. Larry Winship of Amherst said, “Well, in this kind of weather it’s a wonderful time to garden because the soil is easy to work with and its cool, and the plants aren’t stressed.”
Hadley Garden Center had plenty of customers browsing the aisles, and buying a variety of plants and flowers, but it is still too early to plant some flowers.
Nursery Manager Dan Ziomek told 22News, “It’s still cool, we want to be careful what we’re putting out there. Be careful with the animals. It’s a little bit early, certainly peppers and tomatoes it’s way too early. The ground is cold, they’re not going to grow, no sense in putting them out there.”
The vegetables you can plant right now are lettuce, broccoli, and cauliflower. You can also plant trees, shrubs and pansies.
This spring we’re already off to a beneficial start, in the beginning of the month most of us had leftover snow pack and we’ve gotten lots of beneficial rain. If you’re eager to get out and work in the yard, you can start by cleaning up your lawn and cutting back your butterfly bushes and rose bushes.
Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s rainfall will help your garden.
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