Motherís Day signals time to get the garden in

Though the unseasonably mild weather this spring has made planting tempting, the rule for this regionís green thumbers has been to wait until after Motherís Day to put in the vegetable garden.

However, master gardener Ladis Stockton, whose three-acre homestead lies between Oxford and Coventry, said she might put off planting tomatoes over the weekend, as forecasters are calling for cooler temperatures, and quite possibly, frost.

ďI donít put too much stock on what I hear because sometimes it fools you,Ē Stockton said, adding that she has some tomatoes already planted that can be covered. ďIíll probably be doing some of it later in the week. If the dirt remains about 60 degrees, weíll be safe to plant tomatoes.Ē

Gardeners arenít the only ones anxious for fresh produce. Shoppers look forward to Saturday, June 7 when the East Park Farmerís Market in the City of Norwich opens for its 75th continuous year.

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