According to resident experts, the earth in the vicinity of Port Townsend has now warmed enough to support young plants.
I returned to Chimacum Creek this past weekend for the festive planting of the greens --the first agricultural work of the new season. As you can see, lettuces, chard, and kale are now in the north end of the raised bed, protected from one-footed pests by an application of Slug-Go™, along with wire hazards to keep out quadrupedal lettuce predators.
I'll go back again next weekend for the ceremonial potato-planting ritual. This is really a lot of fun, and I can't wait for the tomatoes and bush beans, which won't come till June.