Oh what a fickle thing is March! Monday brought a snow and rain mix with wind and cold. By Thursday the temperatures were in the low eighties with wind. Spring can never officially start without digging in a little potting soil. Here in zone 5A it is time to start seeds. I like to begin with my broccoli and cabbage seeds. I always plant jersey Wakefield cabbage which is an heirloom cabbage that makes a small conical shaped head. The cabbage that produce the really huge heads tend to split in our weather conditions and rot. The smaller heads of the Jersey Wakefield produce better here. The broccoli variety is Calabrese. Another heirloom that produces not only a main head but lots of side shoots.