4 Weeks to Last Frost Date to do list

My “4 weeks to last frost date” is quickly approaching.  If you are new to gardening and are not sure where to start, here are a few things a northern gardener will be doing right now.


  • Planting cold weather seeds outside. These are the seed packets that say: “plant as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring” “sow in early spring”, “4-6 weeks before last frost” or “2-4 weeks before last frost”.  These crops can include but are not limited to: salad greens (spinach, arugula, radicchio, lettuce, bok choy), peas, swiss chard, scallions, leeks, broccoli, radishes, turnips, and german chamomile, calendula. If you don’t have a garden bed, all of these are perfect container garden plants.
  • Planting onions seedlings or sets, spring garlic, and potatoes.
  • Planting perennial crops such as asparagus, strawberries, raspberries or blackberries now is the time to build the bed and plant.
  • Hunting for Morel mushrooms check out The Great Morel for more info on this topic.


  • Last chance to start the tomatoes indoors if they don’t start get planted this week it will be too late.

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