Winter sowing vegetables in zone 4?
It's the middle of March and many of you are seeing green things with buds in your yard. I still have 18inches of snow on the ground (can't see the tops of my raised beds yet)
In the past I have only started vegetable seeds indoors under lights, or purchased starter plants. Our growing season is to short for direct sowing most things, but I would like to see if the WS method will give me enough of a jumpstart on the season.
I am trying to decide when to attempt winter sowing for cold season vegetables. We probably wont get any more below zero weather, but it will still be in the teens and possibly single digits some nights. Is it to early to winter sow, spinach, lettuce, broccoli and peas? Can I try tomatoes now with any hope? Obviously none of these need cold stratification, so I'm not sure how early/late to try them.
Are there experienced zone 4 people out these who can give me some advice?