Ultimate Spring Planting Guide: Vegetables
Spring is a perfect time for planting your favorite greens. However, the planting process can be quite complicated due to the differences in planting processes for each greenery type. For example, vegetables vary in their planting preferences, as do flowers and trees. Also, planting procedure varies by different zones, which largely depends on the climate of the zone. To make things easier, we will explore different planting procedures for each type of greenery at a time, starting with vegetable planting.
Spring Vegetable Planting Guide
There are certain vegetables that can tolerate cold temperatures, and they can be planted in early spring, while others won’t survive the frost, and must be planted only in late spring. Among the first signs that the planting season can be started is the readiness of the soil, which means that the soil is not frosty and can be worked with.
The hardy vegetables to plant in spring are: broccoli, onions, lettuce, spinach, peas, cabbage, radishes and turnips, which would be fine in temperatures of 40 degrees or less. The semi-hardy vegetables are potatoes, Swiss chard, beets and cauliflower. The planting season can be divided into early spring and late spring.
Early Spring Planting
The early spring vegetables that should be planted during this period are: lettuce, beets, carrots, radishes, dill, cilantro, cabbage, broccoli, celery, kale and potatoes. Follow the general instructions for vegetable maintenance, for example, both lettuce and celery seeds need light to germinate, so don’t cover them with too much soil.
Late Spring Planting
The late spring in terms of planting comes when the last average frost day is over. This day differs by geographical zones and you can check it with the weather forecast of your area. So, once the frost day is over you are safe to plant the following plants: beans, corn, melons, cucumbers, squash (summer and winter), tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins, eggplant.