6. Start Planting
The Farmers' Almanac has a detailed calendar for vegetable and flower gardens, based on lunar cycles. However, it must be adjusted based on your local frost-free date for ultimate spring gardening.
Broccoli, cabbage, spinach and other cool-weather vegetables are hardy enough for planting before the last frost. Plant new flowers and summer vegetables, such as beans, corn and cucumbers, after the last frost. Finally, wait until daytime temperatures are unlikely to dip below 55° Fahrenheit to plant peppers, tomatoes and other tender vegetables.
Start tinting those thumbs green with your spring gardening efforts. For both this article and my own humble gardening effort, I owe credit to the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension and the vast gardening knowledge of Barbara Damrosch.