Of course there are plants that can be directly seeded early on according to other Olde Tymer wisdom as early as St. Patrick's Day, such as lettuces and spinach
Some plants are hardy enough to over winter such as sage
and we put garlic in back around the first frost
Things are bound to warm up soon and before we know it the gardens are going to be overflowing with plants we have seen before and new ones that look so good in the catalogs' photos.
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