Planting times

Spinach, lettuce, and green onion seeds may now be planted in soil, according to Wood. Cabbage, cauliflower or broccoli transplants you’ve started indoors can also be grown outdoors.

‘Planting seeds is easy,’ Wood says. (Joyce Wood)

“Things that can adapt to the chilly temperatures,” she added. “The ground is becoming warmer, but it’s not quite there yet. On these nice sunny days, I know it may be difficult for people to just sit back and consider, ‘Oh, I should get in the garden,’ but… we might have snow.”

Some of the seedlings that gardeners have been growing indoors or purchasing at a garden center may be planted outside in mid-May, such as lettuce, carrots, beets, and parsnips.

The end of May or the beginning of June are the right time to plant things like beans, which are very sensitive to frost.

For planting directions, refer to your seed packages, Wood said.