Its time to plant Popeye's favorite garden picks… "sweet peas" and "spinach". The warmer weather starting this weekend should take seeds sown in the ground just fine. It has however been cool lately with our light snow and nighttime lows, so try this: place some black plastic (just a garbage bag cut open) on the soil. Get it down in place tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday, so as the sun shines down the soil heats up. Perhaps pop your seeds in on Sunday, or early next week. You can even leave the plastic in place a few extra days before the seeds break ground to give them a bit of a temperature boost. Good luck, and check in to let me know if it speeds your season !