Cool-season vegetables (such as kale, leeks, lettuce, onions, peas, beets, carrots) can be planted prior to the last frost in the spring or in the summer. Warm-season vegetables (such as snap beans, squash, corn, cucumbers, melons) prefer to be planted after the last frost as they cannot tolerate cold weather. Be sure to plant warm-season vegetables after the late spring frost and before the first autumn frost.
Be sure to not seed in soggy soil.
Pay attention to the required sun exposure. Over-exposure can cause just as damage as under-exposure.
Some vegetables and flowers can grow slowly from seed and can be given a head start indoors.
Preparation: Rake out debris and enrich the soil if needed with compost before seeding. Be sure to level any uneven areas prior to seeding if desired. Remove weeds.
Method: Refer to the seed packet for information on planting depth.
Maintenance: Water the seed gently after seeding to not move them and keep soil moist until the seed germinates.
Plant vegetables in defined rows with popsicle sticks that indicate what is planted where.
Pests can eat the seedlings. Look into netting and row covers to protect them.