Planning Your Spring Garden, It’s That Time Of Year

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Now is Time to Start Planning Your Spring Garden

Spring Garden

Do you have spring fever to start gardening like I do?

It’s that time of year to start thinking about planning your spring garden. There are lots of great crops that thrive on this cool weather. Where you live will determine just how chilly it is. For most of the U.S., it’s still brisk outside. Whether you have a big garden for planting, raised beds like me, or pots on your porch, know that you too can grow just about anything with minimal space. Gardening is for everyone! It saves you money on produce and there are so many vegetables that really are easy to grow.

Planning Your Spring Garden Should Start with These:

Broccoli- Broccoli is one of the easiest plants to grow. This plant is very frost tolerant. The best time to plant broccoli is about a month before your areas last frost date. Never cut the leaves off of your broccoli plant after harvesting. The plants will produce side shoots to create more crops.

Cabbage- Cabbage is not only a great crop to watch grow, but they can grow to be huge if done right. There are many different varieties, and the best cabbage to grow in the spring is the Earliana’s (early cabbage). The red and purple varieties will create great color in your garden.

Carrots- Carrots are great to grow in any season, even spring. You won’t get as big of roots as you do in the summer, but if you’re like me, carrots are a must in the garden for every season. There is a great variety called Thumbelina that are great for planting early. Carrots are best harvested as soon as the roots are large enough to eat. Carrots get sweeter as the temperature cools. Make a mound of mulch over the roots to keep the soil from freezing.

Lettuce- Lettuce comes in many colors, shapes, and tastes. Plant a few seedlings weekly as your planning your spring garden and you will have constant lettuce crop for great salads. Lettuce grows best in the springtime, but can grow well in the hot summer months if planted in a shady area.

Peas- Who doesn’t love snow peas? Peas are perfect to grow on a fence line and are extremely easy to grow in the cooler months. They look great while growing too with their small white flowers and foliage. There are also some great varieties that don’t need support to climb on if you don’t have support for the plants to climb up.

Radishes- Have you ever watched how quickly a radish can grow and mature in a garden? These are too easy to grow and probably the fastest crop to produce. Radishes come in lots of great colors. Radishes grow great in small containers, even planted around flowers in pots.  There’s even a great variety for spring called an Easter Egg. These are ready to harvest in about 30 days.

Spinach- Spinach is so good for you, and has so many versatile ways to be used. Like other leafy plants, you will want to make sure to plant spinach in a shady spot to keep the crop growing into the summer months.

Let’s get planting. Start planning your spring garden now! Check out for all your garden seeds for great prices.

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