Plant now, and in a month your spinach might look like this. It's a hardy plant that can survive late frost. iStockPhoto.com hide caption toggle caption iStockPhoto.com The Salt Weird Winter Has Gardeners Itching To Plant, Despite The Risks February 28, 2012 Gardeners are wondering whether this very warm winter means planting time's come early, too. Go forth and plant, our expert says. But be prepared for the heartbreak of a late frost.