But many summer gardeners are surprised to learn how much they can grow if they begin in early spring. The first few years I gardened I, too, was a summer gardener only. I grew tomatoes, squash, peppers, cucumbers, etc. but not much else. Gradually, however, I began to branch out, or should I say branch earlier? I tried backing my season up just a few weeks so I could get a decent crop of lettuce in before heat made it bolt. And then, I decided I wanted to try for some radishes--also an early crop. Exploring the garden center for these plants made me realize many things grow when a light frost is still a possibility, and some when the soil is barely workable after the winter freeze.
While they haven't shown up yet--in fact, they might not grow at all seeing I used last year's seeds which might have been a mistake--carrots are planted in a large pot. You can see from my soil that the rocky aspect makes in-ground planting of root crops unsuccessful. Onions and garlic do alright, but carrots and potatoes come out rather mis-shapen. They end up living in the container garden zone. And come to think of it, it's potato planting time, in fact, it's almost past it in this climate zone.
Now, while you're busy doing the "big work" of prepping a large portion of your garden for that seasonal change, might I recommend this technique for making a quick and easy egg salad lunch to plop on your bed of fresh spinach? I did try this one before linking it here and can say it worked quite well. What's more, it requires far less supervision than making a pot of boiled eggs, and for me this time of year is NOT the time to prove that a watched pot never boils!
Bonus blog link: http://www.larksongknits.com/2012/04/27/hard-cooked-eggs/