We celebrate spring a little early in North Central Florida. By March 1, we are ready to harvest cold-weather crops and start planting spring crops – among them tomatoes, peppers, and squash. Since planting a tomato is almost a guarantee of a late freeze, we have the frost cloth folded and ready alongside the beds, waiting for a relapse in weather.

Whatever the season – or the particular daily  list of chores – the value of working together in the garden continues to unfold. It’s a good harvest.