Warm weather crops--such as beans, cucumber, eggplant, melons, pepper, pumpkin, squash, sweet corn, sweet potato and tomato--should be planted in the spring so that they mature during the summer months. Cool weather crops--beet, broccoli, cabbage, carrot, lettuce, onion, pea, potato, radish, spinach and turnip--can tolerate a little frost and should be planted in late summer or very early spring so that they mature during the cooler months.
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