Common household remedies request
I put a couple of basil plants in the ground two days ago (more as a favor to a friend thatn anything) and boy, are they unhappy! So:
Is there a phenological principle for when to plant? Like the Xth day after honeybees appear?
On the one hand, Summer in March makes us all want to plant really badly. And yet the trees aren't even leafed out.
On the other hand, the average last day of frost in my part of Maine is May 10.
On the third hand, everybody here has Memorial Day as the rule of thumb. But that's calendar-driven, and hence a totally artificial construct! Or does all the car exhaust from travel on the three-day weekend warm the air, or something?