Early Spring Vegetable Gardens
With Spring just around the corner, and Summer soon behind her, many of you are wondering when and what to plant in your edible gardens.
First, I would like to suggest you make a wish list of all the yummy plants you might want to grow. That will help determine placement and calendar dates for planting.
Secondly, do you want to start from seed or use starter plants? Average size starter plants are in cell packs or quart size containers.
Lastly, are your beds ready to plant or do you need to adjust your soil quality? We could talk soil all day, stop by the nursery and we can help you figure out what you may need to add to your garden beds.
One more thing, we recommend saving these simple calendars for your garden planning needs. There are many online references, or printed books, that offer planting calendars based on your location. We love the simplicity of this one.
This is what we're planting at the nursery:
If you're like me, and dying to have a full veggie bed year round, I recommend planting the following right now (that is if you live along the Monterey Peninsula)
Leafy Greens: Arugula, Spinach, Chard, Lettuce, Radicchio, Endive, Kales & Collards.
Alliums: Garlic and Onions often are planted in the fall, but if you have the space in your garden, you can still plant them now with the intent of harvesting in the late summer/fall.
Potatoes: The easiest little spuds to grow. Stick 'em in a pot, watch them grow lush beautiful foliage, once the foliage dies, dig up your taters and enjoy! Easy as can be.
Herbs: Parsley, Thyme, Dill Mint... basics. Wait until the weather warms up a bit more to go crazy planting a new herb garden.
Get out and enjoy the garden, we will see you here at the nursery soon!