Beans: Sow seed in late spring. Provide support for plants or allow them to trail down from a raised bed.
Beets: Sow seed in spring or late summer. Harvest before beets get thick and woody.
Carrots: Sow seed in spring or late summer. Deep, loose soil is best. After a few weeks, thin out the crop and allow what remains to mature.
Leaf Lettuce: Sow Seeds or start young plants. Keep watered. Harvest before hot weather arrives. Watch for rabbits and slugs.
Onions: Plant small onion “starts” in the soil. Harvest when foliage begins to yellow. Dry them out for a week before storing in a cool basement.
Peppers: Plant after the danger of frost has passed. Support upright plants by staking. Grow banana peppers for earlier harvest, bell peppers for later harvest.
Radishes: Sow seed in spring or fall. Thin out after germination. Matures in as little as one month.
Spinach: Plant in spring or fall. Harvest before the heat of the summer if spring-planted. Can harvest even after frost if fall-planted.
Tomatoes: Plant after the danger of frost has passed. Stake plants to keep fruit off the ground. Mulch to prevent soil-borne diseases from splashing up ion foliage.
Zucchini: Sow seed or plant in late spring. Needs plenty of sun and room to grow. A heavy bearer that does best in summer heat. Harvest while skin is still shiny.
Source: LowesCreativeIdeas.com [Spring 2012 Edition]