What can I start planting in the garden now?
Before we look at that, one note of caution please. Do not try to till the garden too early! If the soil is too wet, you’ll create clumps of soil that will not break down for the rest of the year. So don’t be too anxious to till if the soil hasn’t dried out. And if it stays wet and you’re delayed a bit, don’t forget planting greens in containers early. That’ll get you those early crops growing while you wait for the soil to dry a bit. Cole crops (planting soon) include cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, collards, spinach and lettuce, bok choy, onions, potatoes, peas, radishes, and more. Looking for early colors? Plant pansies – and yes, you can eat the flowers!