The first day of spring already has many green thumbs thinking about long warm days tending the garden. Many avid gardeners are in preparation for the growing season.

"There is quite a few perennials and trees and shrubs that you can start planting maybe a little bit later in April, that will take some frost. Any of your tender annuals and veggie plants should be planted a little later," explains Debbie Bryant with Countryside Greenhouses. "Also you can start seeding in your garden as well, a few things like radishes, lettuce and spinach, that takes cold weather as well."

Though there is still some snow on the ground there are a few vegetables that you are able to start inside.

"You can start a lot of your veggies that have a longer growing season just in some potting soil or little peat pots, that kind of thing. Some things like peppers could get started now, tomatoes the first part of April, but cucumbers a little bit later because they do germinate fast and grow quite quickly," continued Bryant.

For those of us who don't tend gardens notice the start of spring by seeing different flowers start to grow and bloom.

"Crocuses are kind of the native type plant that you really start to see first thing in the spring. Also, tulips you will see coming up early, they are a bulb, but they still come up every year. Then some of your others like flocks, the creeping flocks, that's a really early bloomer, those kind of things you'll start to see early on," concluded Bryant.

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