Roots, Leaves and Frost Dates

April 15 - May 15: We're in that confusing part of the calendar when roots are waking up, but leaves are not yet safe from frost. What to do? Here is "Grow good roots now for great plants later on" from my "Green & Growing" column for The Day/Zip06, which is based in New London and circulates in southeastern Connecticut and Rhode Island. 

Below, this young man is discovering the magic of row covers, which shield young seedlings from wind but allow light and rain to nourish young plants. 

Young boy discovers seedlings under row cover.