In Madison, April 15th is generally considered the first day to plant cool weather vegetable seeds. Such plants as: Beets, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Carrots, Collard Greens, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Onion sets, Peas, Radish, Swiss Chard and Turnip all do well at this time of the season.
Keep in mind that the soil needs to be relatively dry to plant seeds. If not, there is a greater chance that the cool, wet conditions will cause the seeds to rot before they have a chance to germinate.
If your planting conditions aren’t quite ready just savor the anticipation of planting the first seeds of the season.
Remember in a short amount of time you’ll be able to harvest the fruits of your labor and that is certainly worth the effort and anticipation.