Veggies And Herbs To Plant In Early Spring


It is officially the season to start thinking about gardening. It’s important to be cautious about what you are planting this time of year since there are still many cool days where the temperature can drop.

If you want to get a head start on your garden this spring, there are certain vegetables and herbs that can last through those nippy nights.


Lettuce

When growing lettuce, it does better in a cooler environment so it is great to plant during the spring time. It can not withstand any type of frost, so make sure to have a frost blanket if you plan on planting this leafy vegetable early.


Carrots

Carrots do not have to be worried about when it comes to the cooler spring air. They can be planted up to two weeks before the last anticipated frost.


Broccoli

Broccoli can be on the higher end of the plant maintenance spectrum. It requires more work than most vegetables in this list. It also requires warmer temperature, so do not plant it unless temperatures will be above 18 degrees Celsius.


Spinach

Spinach is highly capable of withstanding through colder weather. Some even say you can sprinkle the seeds on frozen ground and they will germinate as the ground thaws!


Parsley

This herb is very easy to grow. Parsley can be grown throughout the entire year. During the fall and winter months, it can be potted indoors near sunlight. When the temperate hits 16 degrees Celsius


Cilantro

Cilantro grows better in cool weather, where it can be planted as early as February. The best harvest last up until May, where it can then be moved indoors when the weather gets warmer.


Basil

This herb grows quickly and it highly reliable. It should only be planted before the last expected frost, but it can be planted indoors months ahead. By mid July, there will be tons of basil to use in your kitchen.


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The Rustic Elk


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