The first seeds to go in are about a third to half of the brassicas – cabbage and broccoli. I only need a couple of Brussel Sprouts and no cauliflower so they will be a purchase at planting time. The starts will go out at about six weeks under one of the cold frames. About three weeks before the last frost another batch will be directly seeded in the bed. Finally a week after the last frost is expected,my he lady of them are seeded. Along about July a smaller group will be started for the Fall garden.
The second batch of seedings will be a few peas along with the Pak Choi and Napa cabbage. As soon as the peas sprout, the main crop peas will be directly seeded under cover in their bed. About April 1st the starts are planted out in the bed. They give a slight head start to the pea harvest and help to eliminate rodents digging up the seeds directly planted.
The lady starts are a few lettuce and greens. Most of them are directly seeded when the starts go into the bed and the starts are just a jump start to the harvest season. With luck most years that means fresh greens for Mothers Day in early May.