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Spring Gardening – What to Plant and When to Plant it

Hooray for the Spring! I can finally take my daughter outside without having to put on six layers. I want to make sure that we have another summer of growing what we eat, even if it’s just a couple of crops.

 

 

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It starts off with the preparation. I used a few spare planks to nail together and create a raised border to fill up with organic soil and compost. Then we just add a few bean poles and string them together to give the climbing plants like peas and beans something to grip onto.

 

Let’s get started.

 

Spring-Summer Gardening Calendar

 

Cool season

 

Before it starts really warming up, plant lettuce, cauliflower, broccoli, brussels sprouts and onions.

 

Start warmer-season plants indoors or in a greenhouse. Plant tomatoes, peppers, or eggplants in planter trays and let them get started.

 

Mid-late May

 

Plant flowers and bring the bees to your garden for pollinating the veggies. It’s time to bring the seedlings that you started inside, and put them out in your garden. Although if you’re lucky enough to have a greenhouse, you can keep your tomatoes in there but keep an eye on how hot it gets in there.

 

 

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Vegetable Start seed indoors Plant seed or plant outdoors
Asparagus Mid April – Early May
Beans Mid May – Early July
Beets Mid April – Early July
Broccoli March 1 – 15 Mid April – Early June
Brussels sprouts March 1 – 15 Mid April – Early June
Cabbage, early March 1 – 15 Mid April – Early May
Cabbage, late April 15 – May 1 Early June
Cabbage, Chinese Early July
Carrots Mid April – Mid June
Cauliflower March 1 – 15 Mid April – Early June
Celery Feb. 15 – March 1 Mid May
Chard, Swiss Early May
Collards Mid April
Cucumbers Mid May – Mid June
Eggplant March 15 – April 1 Early June
Horseradish Mid April – Early May
Kale Mid April – Mid July
Lettuce, leaf Mid April – Early June
Lettuce, head March 1 – 15 Mid April – Early May
Onion, sets Mid April
Parsley Mid April – Early May
Parsnips Early – Mid May
Peas Mid April – Mid May
Pepper March 15 – April 1 Early June
Potatoes, Irish Mid April – Early June
Potatoes, sweet April 15 (roots) Early June
Pumpkin Mid May – Early June
Radish Mid April – Early June
Rhubarb Mid April – Mid May
Rutabaga Mid May – Mid June
Spinach Mid April
Squash, summer Mid May – Early June
Squash, winter Mid May – Early June
Sweet corn Mid May – Early June
Tomato April 1 – 15 Mid May – Early June
Turnip Mid April or Early August

 

 

 

 

James Smith

Hi, I'm James, I'm a Dad Blogger, Huffington Post Contributor, Social Media Specialist & Community Manager based in Vancouver, BC. I'm thoroughly British, a lover of coffee, the outdoors, cameras and cats. These are my views, thoughts, lessons, and mistakes.

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