jal_ut wrote:We are about the same North latitude and it seems about the same frost dates. I like to get started planting the early crops April 1 or as soon thereafter as the ground is dry enough. You won't need all of your beds ready by then, but if you get some ready you can get started with the early crops any time now.
I don't know that its even necessary to dig the beds before putting in your soil. Plant roots have an amazing ability to penetrate soil. Most plants will send roots 3 feet deep and many will go as deep as 8 feet. No one ever tills or digs that deep, yet the roots can go there.
Take a few minutes to look at this [url=https://www.soilandhealth.org/01aglibrary/010137veg.roots/010137toc.html]Study from the University of Nebraska[/url]
Thankyou for posting this link. I have saved one to my favorites the one you posted by Cornell University a few weeks ago.