When to plant Peas and Cole crops
Hello Midwest Gardeners
I am pretty new to gardening. I have two 4' X 12' raised bed ready to go for my first crops Peas, Broccoli, Cauliflower, and maybe Cabbage.
I am in 6a. Everything I read said wait until April 1 on Peas and April 30 for the cole crops. Isn't that really late? I was thinking peas and cole crops love the cold.
I thought about starting the Peas on Feb 15th and the getting the cole crop transplants in the ground around March 1st.
When do you all plant these crops?
Also, how early do you start your seeds for cole crops? Generally, I heard 8 weeks is what you want. I was watching a shop last night that said Cauliflower will be stressed if not planted before 5 weeks.
Any suggestions from personal experience would be greatly appreciated!