While many vegetables should be planted in the late spring or summer, that doesn’t mean you have to hold off on starting your garden once winter begins to fade. If you’re itching to put your green thumb to work as soon as the snow melts, there are many veggies that can be planted successfully in the early spring. To help you get the most out of your garden, here are five delicious plants that will grow at the start of spring.
5 Veggies That Grow Easily in Early Spring
1. Leafy Greens
Leafy greens that grow easily are any kinds of lettuce, kale, chard, or spinach. All of these plants grow quickly from seed and continue to sprout new leaves after the initial harvest. If you prefer baby greens, you may even be able to enjoy your produce within just a few weeks after sowing the seeds.
Asparagus should only be harvested in the upper Midwest for a select window—usually from April to May. Despite this short growth period, asparagus is a perennial, which means it will come back in the following year with hearty results.
3. Snow Peas
Snow peas are best planted when soil temperatures are between 50 and 60 degrees. Once planted, you can expect to harvest plenty of flavorful pods within about two months—before the summer heat makes it more difficult for the peas to grow.
Although broccoli is often harvested in the fall, it is also an ideal choice for springtime gardeners. This cruciferous plant tends to flourish when it has access to extended sunlight but can begin germinating in soil temperatures that are 40 degrees or higher. In addition to broccoli, other members of the cabbage family can be successfully planted in the early spring—including cauliflower and Brussels sprouts.
Known for their spicy flavor and crunchy texture, radishes are a unique addition to any garden. Radishes are one of the fastest-growing spring plants, as they can be harvested within three weeks after planting. Since they thrive in cool soil, plant the seeds at the very start of spring. Try planting radishes between young tomatoes or peppers to suppress weeds while plants are small, then harvest radishes before they begin to compete for space.
Remember: great quality plants start from the best seeds. Come check out the selection of premium vegetable seeds available at River City Lawnscape today and let us help you get your garden growing strong!
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