With warm weather in the near term forecast, tomorrow I'll plant beets and carrots. Some of our gardeners soak beet seeds for a day prior to planting, it seems to aid germination. Carrot seeds look a lot like grass seed and would be difficult to presoak. If you want to help carrot seeds get started, plant the seed as directed, then cover the soil with several layers of newsprint. Keep the newspaper moist and that keeps the soil and seeds moist. After a few days, remove the newspaper and the carrot seedlings will emerge. Otherwise, keep the soil moist to help the carrot seeds sprout.
I'm also planting peas now. Peas also respond nicely to soaking for a day or two prior to planting. Peas like to climb so provide a trellis for them to grow upon.
Like a lot of you, I'm impatient to plant some of the warm season crops. The garden centers are flush with peppers and tomatoes. We are still a few weeks from last normal frost so wait for the warm season crops. Waiting will prevent worry about late frosts but more importantly, the soils will continue to warm. If you watch, tomatoes planted in two weeks will easily catch up with tomatoes planted this weekend.
I'll be at the garden tomorrow, the 31st at 1 pm to talk gardening. Stop in and say hello.