How does this early spring affect our gardens? There's a possible frost predicted for tonight and we are bound to get more cold weather in April so it's important not to plant anything that is not frost hardy. However, this record early balmy weather, which most scientists world wide link to climate change initiated by fossil fuels, is a guilty pleasure that is hard to resist. It is accompanied by drought conditions which has made it possible to work the soil. March is usually "mud month," too wet to garden in, but not this year! It's so early that many nurseries are not yet open for the year. But take advantage of the warm dry weather to amend your garden and lawn soil with compost and other soil amendments such as super phosphate, lime, and bulb fertilizer for bulbs. Mulch your garden soon before plants grow too tall. Turn compost piles. Water plants that need it. Many bulb flowers such as daffodils are keeling over from lack of water, so water them. Can you fertilize now? I have. Can you plant seeds of frost hardy vegetables such as lettuce, peas and radishes outdoors? Sure. Give it a try!