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Waiting for Spring

Capital Region gardeners can't wait to start, but must

Roots & Wisdom gardener, Hassleer Jacinto-Whitcher moves flats of red onions and kale in the greenhouse at Central Park on Wednesday morning.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Roots & Wisdom gardener, Hassleer Jacinto-Whitcher moves flats of red onions and kale in the greenhouse at Central Park on Wednesday morning.
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“Plant your peas on St. Patrick’s Day,” my grandfather Tony Dorazio always instructed me. A lifelong gardener and founder of Wayside Acres Hardware and Garden Center in Scotia, that guy knew his stuff. But with St. Patty’s Day at hand, my garden is still buried under a pile of snow. Three days before the vernal equinox, winter is still holding strong and local gardeners are getting restless. Jenny Hudman, grower-educator for Schenectady-based Roots and Wisdom, ...


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