If you are like me, you are itching to get your garden started now that temperatures have started to warm up.

The feel of dirt on your hands, the scent of the nutrient-rich soil and fresh tomato plants is truly something special that only spring can bring. But when you live in a state like ours, caution is warranted before putting your precious seedlings in the earth.

The weather today might suggest that it is time to begin planting the garden, but not so fast— Colorado has been known to dump snow on us well into May, and April is one of the snowiest months in our state.

So, save yourself the heartache of watching your plants in the garden suffer and plant them at the right time:

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