Too early ???
Today is March 14 and our weather forecast for the next 10 days thru March 23 is ... 85 82 75 72 73 77 77 74 73. Lows forecasted are 57 60 60 56 54 54 54 53 53 52. This is unseasonably warm for us. From Mar 23-30, our average temps are normally 66-68 high with lows 42-44 and record lows 22-28. From April 1-15, our average temps are normally 68-72 high with lows 44-48 and record lows 26-32.
Our Frost Free date is typically considered to be between April 1-10 (April 10 is what I use as my pretty safe date), so planting 2 weeks after would put me at April 15-30. May 1 is recommended by ag office with earlier plantings possibly requiring season extension techniques such as row covers. With a standard deviation of 10 days, the actual frost free date could be anywhere between March 20 - April 20, so planting 2 weeks after could put me as early as April 5.
But ... With this crazy warm weather, I am itching to plant my garden NOW !! Am I thinking crazy ? I think I am trying to convince myself that this is an early year.
March 15 is when I should normally be starting most of my seedlings ... cuke, melon, squash, even tomato and peppers seedlings are normally started mid-end Feb - Mar 15 (I am running behind on those!!). Maybe I should direct sow some seeds just in case we get lucky and also start some seedlings as my backup plan. I could be having squash and cukes in May instead of mid June this year !! : )