Baby Gabriel, Sandra, Amber, and Angie planting vegetable starts in February. Here they're planting beets. The weather we've been getting lately here on Mare Island, CA is unpredictable --sometimes it's frosty, once in a while it rains, and sometimes it's very warm. Some of our vegetables don't know what to do. Our broccoli , spinach , and lettuce are bolting, though we've had good results so far with celery and cabbage-- red , green and savoy cabbage . Vegetable starts to plant in February: leeks , onions, beets , turnips, carrots , radishes , sugar snap peas , green beans . Pulling weeds is a chore that never ends. And if you're new to gardening, like Arthur and Bob at left, the hardest part is figuring out which are weeds and which are not. A weed is a plant growing where it is not wanted and having a harmful impact. For us, it's bermuda and crab grass .