I waited until May 1 to plant my meager garden-this year it's only tomatoes, squash and Japanese eggplants. And of course 2 days later it froze killing 3 of my 8 tomatoes and all three eggplants. Or so I thought until today. All the dead plants have new growth so I now have 6 eggplants, 4 more than I really need. Amazingly I had asparagus this year, and some onions and garlic are back even though it really hasn't rained since 1 time in October.