Don't fall victim to early planting; cold temps likely still ahead
Posted: Mar 28, 2019 11:14 AM EDT
•USDAOverall, any vegetable planting should not be underway quite yet unless you are planting peas and potatoes. By the first week of April or so, conditions are typically supportive of planting onions, broccoli, cauliflower, radishes, turnips, lettuce, spinach, and asparagus. Crops that shouldn't be planted until the second half of May include tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, green beans, zucchini, summer squash, melons (be cautious), and cucumber. If planting flowers or other plants not in the fruit or vegetable category, it's best to check up on their specific requirements regarding sunshine, temperatures and soil content.