During the spring but not spring days, it is a great time to plan out what you want to grow if you haven’t already done so. Our garden does have a seed share, so we may have seeds that you want, or you may have to go buy some to fill in what is already gone or unique! Below are some great resources to plan for your activities.
It is unlikely you would get to homesteader volumes from our small plots, but the below linked sheet can give you a better idea what kind of produce volumes to expect from your plantings!
pdf from Michigan State University
If you have wondered when to put out plants and what is meant by date of last frost, this link accesses the Alberta government weather program - it lets you pick your nearest weather station, adjust for plant sensitivity to frost, and get the range of frost dates. In general, Edmonton lists Average last frost at May 7th - but this is the average.
Below is what the system gives using the Blatchford weather station for the next month - the 50% likelihood of a 0deg frost is around May 12th, and likelihood of frost after that drops rapidly; this helps show why common advice is not to plant tender things (tomatoes, peppers, annual bedding plants) until May long weekend! Things like peas, lettuce, and carrots can go in much earlier as they are starting straight from seed and are more cold/frost tolerant. Happy planning and planting!
Until then, keep your sweet little baby plants well tended under some grow lights, and if you can, put a fan on them for a few hours a day to toughen them up for the real world!