Spring's late start will have an impact on gardening plans.
"It's not about the outside temperature, it's about the ground temperature," said Peter Oudijn with Root Seller.
Ideally, soil should be between 10 and 12 degrees when planting.
"Growing plants from seeds is all about timing. Some things take a long time to germinate."
Starting off plants in planters eliminates the need to worry about ground temperature, as long as planters are kept out of the cold.
Oudijn thinks we’re still about three weeks away from the best time to plant.
Inexpensive test kits can be purchased to determine soil quality and mineral concentration, and some organic matter should be added to flowerbeds each year.
More gardening tips can be found on the Root Seller website.