Triad -- Do you want to plant summer squash and watermelon? You can do it as early as next week. How about spinach? The window of opportunity is closed- but it reopens in August. Wait until mid July to plant collards.
Planting your garden can be a little confusing. NC State has taken away the guesswork with their Spring Vegetable Garden Planting Guide. This is the best place to find what works in North Carolina yards. The simple graph shows what, when and how to plant. It even includes how long each vegetable takes to mature.
The NC State Cooperative Extension service is another great resource. This website will link you to their home page. If you scroll to the bottom of the screen, you can click on your county. You will find upcoming classes and can even call to ask questions.
NC State Cooperative Extension