Spring plowing – getting ready to plant potatoes

Late March is the time for early planting—potatoes, greens, and onions. But first we plow the ground that’s been resting all winter, and chuck out our biggest “crop”—mountain rocks—from the furrows. Come April we’ll get in some more early planting, lettuce and peas, and the asparagus will start shooting up—a happy day! Here in the mountains, the more tender plants will wait for Mother’s Day for planting, since there’s always a chance of freeze until mid-May.