In my Michigan garden, I looked back and we planted peas on April 8 in 2010. With the fluctuating weather this season, we didn't plant them until April 15 this year.
At this time in Southeastern Michigan, it is past the starting date for planting peas, potatoes, lettuce, onions, radishes and parsley and of course the greens: spinach, Swiss chard, kale can be planted as soon as the ground is workable. I have heard mid-March is fine.
We could plant broccoli, cabbage, celery, kahlrabi, Brussels spouts and cauliflower plants outside at this time. Although we haven't yet. Maybe we should do that tomorrow.
|Eddie, the garden patroller watches the Broccoli Raab and parsley.|
As you can see from the pictures, the lettuce and greens from Renee's Garden are coming up. I think every seed planted has sprouted except the peas, which we only planted a week ago.
We will wait until mid-May to plant beans and squash seeds.
We might plant the egg plant, peppers and tomato plants a bit earlier this year, normally we wait until late May.