What a slow spring! My lettuce mix and spinach are about 1 inch tall and my sugar snap peas are about 4 inches tall. Red potatoes are coming up nicely, at about 6 inches, perhaps because most of their activity is subterranean where the temps are more steady. The beet seeds are just beginning to sprout.
When our real spring does arrive, however, I am ready with yellow squash, zucchini, banana pepper, cucumber, and cantaloupe seedlings in the greenhouse. Today, I bought tomato plants and am keeping them in the greenhouse as morning temps have still been in the 40s. I also plan to start Brussels sprouts and beefsteak tomato plants from seed.
I went out on a limb and put the green and red pepper starts in the ground today. I plant them and then put a black 1 to 3 gallon pot with the bottom cut out around the plant, to radiate the warmth back to the plant for now and to hold water when I have to hand water in late summer.
Some asparagus tips are emerging and that will be a great garden fresh side very soon. Making half our plate fruits and veggies starts NOW with garden planning and planting!