Even with snow on the ground it is a good time to plant northern New Jersey. Thanks to the warm weather we had in February and early March the ground is barely frozen. Despite our recent cold, the snow actually provides insulation and keeps the cold from getting down far into the ground. Adding to the warm ground, growing roots actually create heat.
When planting in general but especially this time of year fertilization is key. For North Jersey Eisele’s usually recommends Espoma Holly-tone® with natural organics which break down slowly for steady, continuous feeding and contains Bio-tone® microbes which adds organic matter to soil. Fertilize as soon as ground is clear and the fall’s debris has been cleared away.
All of your plants should be fertilized in the Spring (and Fall).