Warm-weather vegetables should be planted in the Finger Lakes Region after the average final frost date. Rochester, to the west, has an average final date of May 18; Syracuse, to the east, is May 14. To be safe, keep an eye on the weather forecast for unexpected frosts. Cool-weather vegetables, like peas, can be planted in late March or early April, according to the Cornell Cooperative Extension.
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