Pickaway to Garden Are we there yet? by Paul Hang Are we there yet is a question any parent has heard when on a road trip. It also seems like an appropriate question on our annual journey of seasonal changes. Is it Spring yet? May usually means we have arrived. I think you can cut yourself out of your long underwear, change your breakfast from oatmeal to cheerios, and begin to plant a garden. No guarantees of course. We are past our new average last frost date of April 23rd. By early May the chance of frost is about 30%. Memorial Day weekend used to be a traditional time to plant a garden. By then we were almost guaranteed that we were frost free. Almost. With climate change it seemed we were headed for earlier springs and able to get a jump on gardening. Not this year. Climate change means extremes will be more frequent and more extreme. It doesn’t guarantee steadily warmer and earlier planting seasons.