Get your Garden Started!

Whether you are a flower person or a food person now is the time to get that garden going. In most zones it is too cold to put a lot of foods in outdoors, but if you want to spend a little and yield a lot now is the time to plant those seeds.

Although most seeds will need to be planted indoors until the first frost passes, there are a few options to put out while there is still a bit of a chill in the air. If you live in a mild winter location and want to try you can start with these:

  • Lettuces
  • Greens
  • Onions
  • Garlics
  • Artichokes
  • Rhubarb
  • Herbs
  • Tumeric
  • Horseradish
  • Ginger
  • Turnips

Most of these will thrive when the temperature is below that spring threshold but they will not work in freezing temperatures or snowy weather. If you are like me and a planner this is the perfect time to get those spring seeds in pots under a grow light or in a bright window. I have planted the following indoors:

  • Beefsteak Tomatoes
  • Sunflowers
  • Louffa
  • Jalapeno Peppers
  • Cucumbers
  • Tomatillos
  • Sweet Corn (using my soil blocker)
  • Okra
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Celery

I also have a summer list of seedlings I will plant as the season goes on. I like to start them second because they take a lot of space and as soon as they begin to take off I like to be able to put them out into the greenhouse or my outdoor garden. The summer list is:

  • Watermelon
  • Honeydew Melon
  • Canteloup
  • Zuccini
  • Summer Squash
  • Potatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Strawberries
  • Carrots (sow directly in soil)
  • Beets
  • Radish

As the spring creeps up on us there is more opportunity to plant a wide variety of goodies. This list will get you started and ready for the season. Happy Planting from Lisa’s Lane!!

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