We sure have had some interesting weather. With a streak of 80 degree days in March, we have been on the downside of a cold streak. Hopefully, not too many people got caught off guard by the strange weather. It was way too easy to get caught in the fever and get out and plant seeds and flowers.
If you did get bit by the mean old frost bite, or you have not planted yet, do not fret. It is not too early for plants in the Brassica family. That means you can start direct sowing or transplanting seedlings into your Square Foot Garden. broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower are all great cool weather crops that can tolerate the cool spring weather. You can also plant your onions, spinach, and lettuces. Do not forget, you can also cover your Square Foot Gardens much easier than a traditional row garden, install a hoop house or use row covers to protect your young plants when the spring weather does what it does (especially in Michigan) and drops low enough to wreck a whole crop.
Although there has been a slight chill in the air, the weather has been great for hardening off seedlings, prepping the beds for planting, and moving our homegrown seedlings to their spring time homes.
Nothing says pays off more than a spring fresh salad from your early greens harvested just as summer starts heating up!