1. Rather than growing vegetables from seeds, many of which need to be started under grow lights in early spring, look for seedlings at your local nursery. The selection is best in May.
2 Cold-hardy vegetables, such as lettuce and broccoli, can go in the ground now. For tender plants easily killed by frost, including tomatoes and beans, wait until after May 15th
3 Plant taller vegetables on the north side of your garden, where they won’t shade the shorter plants.