There is a lot going on in the garden this month. The weather tends to remain chilly, so cool-season vegetables still thrive. The days are also lengthening, which makes it a good time to start some warm-season crops.
If you can't find warm-season vegetable plants in the nursery, they can be started from seed. Because of the possibility of rain, it's best to start most seedlings in containers and transplant when they are 2 or 3 inches high.
Always wait four to seven days after rain before planting in the garden.
Alyssum * Aster * Bachelor's button * Begonia * Bromeliad * Calendula * Candytuft * California poppy * Cineraria * Delphinium * Dianthus * Forget-me-not * Foxglove * Fuchsia * Geranium * Iceland poppy * Impatiens * Kalanchoe * Nasturtium * Nemesia * Pansy * Penstemon * Queen Ann's lace * Salvia * Schizanthus * Snapdragon * Statice * Stock * Viola * Violet * Wildflowers
COOL-SEASON VEGETABLES and HERBS
Artichoke * Arugula * Beet * Bok choy * Brussels sprout * Cabbage * Carrot * Cauliflower * Celery * Chives * Cilantro * Collards * Dill * Endive * Kale * Kohlrabi * Leek * Lettuce * Mustard Greens * Onion * Parsley * Parsnip * Pea * Potato * Radish * Rutabaga * Salad burnet * Salsify * Shallot * Swiss chard * Spinach * Turnip/
WARM-SEASON VEGETABLES and FRUIT (after middle of month)
Beans * Corn (early) * Cucumber * Eggplant * Pepper * Potato * Squash * Snap bean * Strawberry * Tomato, early variety
TREES, VINES and BUSHES
Azalea * Blueberry * Camellia * Citrus * Jasmine * Loquat * Macadamia * Wisteria
Researched by JULIE BAWDEN DAVIS / For The Times