The Q&A Archives: When To Plant Broccoli And Lettuce

Question: We're having an early Spring. Is it time for me to plant broccoli, lettuce, and spinach seeds outdoors yet?

Answer: The rule of thumb is to plant pea and spinach seed and broccoli transplants about five weeks before the last frost and to plant lettuce seed and transplants about a month before. It's often worth a gamble, especially if the soil is warm -- that frost date is an average, after all!

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