March 14 - Daylight Saving Time begins at 2am
March 17 - St. Patrick's Day
March 27 - Passover begins at sundown
A windy March and a rainy April make a fine May.
Cold crops like broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage can be direct seeded into your garden around April 23, assuming the ground can be worked, but it's better to start them indoors around March 26 and then transplant them into the garden around May 15. Do the same with lettuce and spinach.Plant onion starts and potatoes around April 5. Sow the seeds of peas (sugar snap and english) at the same time. If the ground is still frozen, then plant these as soon as the ground thaws.
Do you want to grow tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants? Start these indoors around March 26. Then, around May 31 you should start watching the weather forecast and, as soon as no frost is forecast, go ahead and transplant those into the ground.
For all the summer vegetables like beans, peas, corn, squashes, pumpkins, cucumbers, watermelons, gourds and sunflowers: plant those seeds directly into the ground around June 4, or if your soil is still very cold, once the soil is near 60° F in temperature.
We have a short growing season, so any summer vegetables need more days to mature than our area might provide. For that reason, we recommend you get a head-start by starting these summer vegetables indoors around May 15, and transplant those seedlings out after the danger of frost is past.