Vegetables can be divided into warm-season and cool-season.

Cool-season vegetables require cool soil and air temperatures if they are to germinate, grow and mature with maximum yield and quality.

They are usually grown for their leaves or roots.

The early planting time for most cool-season vegetables is February and March.

Some of these cool-season vegetables may be replanted in late summer and fall to take advantage of the cool fall weather.

When planning the vegetable garden, consider some of the following cool-season vegetables: beets, lettuce, cabbage, garden peas, Irish potatoes, onions and turnips.

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