It has been uncommonly warm these past few days with a promise of more.
The best thing to do right now is keep the garden watered and mulched. I triple sifted the compost v turned yesterday and spread it thickly under the tomatoes and along the rows of corn and pumpkins. I've just planted one of my favorite tomato varieties: Yellow Pear. It's like candy. I have it near one of my favorite herbs, tarragon. I have both close to the kitchen, though the garden is small enough that most everything is considered pretty close to the kitchen.
We have a friend who is a chef. When he comes to dinner he cooks for us! He heads out to the garden to select the herbs and whatever vegetables we have in season. I learn so much every time he comes, and I find I tend my herbs with ever so much more care in anticipation of his, and his wife's next visit.
In bocca al lupo. m