Originally Posted by GotGarlic
I actually think 50°F is fine. We plant lettuce in the fall and early spring here. They often overwinter, when it's mild, which is temps in the 40s.
I'm getting the itch, too! This time last year, we were planting beans and peas, but it's way too cold - 37°F today.
I have a 12 foot high snowbank sitting on top of my blueberries, courtesy of the county road commision, and snow in my yard that's 3 foot deep. Temps were in the 20's here today, and yesterday. But the last few nights have been single digit temps, and below 0 F. temps last week. It'll be a month more before we can even consider planting anything in the ground, and whatever is planted needs to be able to survive a frost.
Even with that, I'm starting to get the itch as well. I have seeds sprouting in the house, so that they'll be ready to transplant when the time is right.
I believe that I'm in zone 7 too.
Seeeeeeya; Chief Longwind fo the North