It happens every year. The daffodils bloom, and people start shopping seeds and wanting to till the ground and drop the seeds into the soil. The only problem is there's this warning on the back of most seed packages: do not plant until the danger of frost has passed. While there are many Marches where there is no frost in the South, I can think of many times when there has not only been frost, but snow in mid or late March. The best rule of thumb has always been to do the outdoor planting on summer crops after Easter.
This year I'm embarking on a new first, and will plant start seeds indoor next week. By the time the weather is warm enough to plant outdoors, Lord willing my little plants will be the right size to transplant.
Meanwhile, I know spring is coming because March is the month to fertilize pecan trees, spray the fruit trees, and prune the grapevines. I've spread the fertilizer, but I'm waiting and hoping for warmer weather to tackle the other two. Speaking of which, does anyone need/want grapevines?