THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING

The coolest veggies around

Several hardy plants can handle early-spring weather, so get busy

From top: Peas, radishes, and chard are hardy plants that can be grown outside in early spring. Left: Tripods of stakes aid in plant growth. From top: Peas, radishes, and chard are hardy plants that can be grown outside in early spring. Left: Tripods of stakes aid in plant growth. (chris price (left); joanne rathe/globe staff/file)
By Ellen Wells
Globe Correspondent / April 9, 2009

E-mail this article

Invalid E-mail address
Invalid E-mail address

Sending your article

Your article has been sent.

Text size +

Peas just may be one of the hardiest veggies out there, happy in the chills of early spring. Once the soil is thawed enough to work with a garden rake, you can scratch through the soil enough to plant a few seeds. Within a week to 10 days your seedlings will break through the soil, and you'll be popping green ... (Full article: 584 words)

This article is available in our archives:

Globe Subscribers

FREE for subscribers

Subscribers to the Boston Globe get unlimited access to our archives.

Not a subscriber?

Non-Subscribers

Purchase an electronic copy of the full article. Learn More

  • $9.95 1 month archives pass
  • $24.95 3 months archives pass
  • $74.95 1 year archives pass