Using a thermometer to monitor the soil takes the guess work out of when to plant vegetables.
Plant spinach when soil is cool, then other heat-tolerant greens in the summer.
Wait until your soil warms up about 70 degrees to plant cucumbers.
A few days of sunny weather isn't enough to warm the soil
You don't need soil to grow a productive garden
If you had problems with blossom-end rot this year, try amending the soil with lime and changing your watering habits.
OSU Extension master gardener educates people about underused vegetables
If you have trouble getting other green beans to germinate in early May because of cold soil, try planting a patch of scarlet runner beans first before your pole and bush green beans.