Many plants can withstand colder, even freezing, conditions. As soon as the earth is defrosted, onions, peas, and spinach can be planted. Other plants, such as kale and broccoli, can withstand minor frosts and benefit from early planting to achieve maturity before summer. But, for the time being, we’re talking about the plants that have been patiently waiting for the frosts to pass. These are the first seeds that should be planted in the spring.
In this post, we will discuss the best types of seeds to plant in the spring.
Turnips – the roots — are not the most popular of vegetables, but they are really tasty, easy-going vegetables that may offer something unique to the mix. And the greens are stunning, especially in these early spring temps that are still in the 40s. Turnip greens sweeten somewhat in the crisp air, so eat them before the heat scorches everything.
Beets, which are in the same family as spinach, a true wintertime fighter, require somewhat warmer temperatures (approaching 50 degrees) to begin. Planting tips include using less nitrogen, which results in larger leaves but smaller bulbs, and ensuring that the soil is generally nutrient-rich. For beets, a spring leaf compost would be ideal, and the seeds should be put directly in the garden.
Chard can be a lovely, colorful addition to gardens, with some types resembling full-fledged ornamental plants. Nonetheless, they are tasty and incredibly nutritious, and they prefer to be planted when temps are around 50 degrees Fahrenheit, just like beets, which they are but lack the edible bulb. Directly sow them in the ground.
Radishes can be planted early, but because they grow quickly, they should be planted often. Sowing them every few weeks will keep your spring salads zesty, with a spicy crunch and brilliant color. Radishes are excellent companion plants for many crops, so sow them throughout the yard.
Seed potatoes should be planted as soon as the frost has passed. They thrive on wet, well-drained soil that is maintained moist and mulched. Potatoes enjoy cool weather, but they dislike it when temps go much below freezing. They’ll just keel out if it gets too hot. So, order them as soon as possible and enjoy potato salad at your summer picnics.
Another springtime staple is lettuce. This leafy green grows well in a cool climate. There are many varieties of lettuce, including romaine, butterhead, iceberg, and leaf lettuce. The seeds of the lettuce need sunlight for germination, so scatter them gently across the plot and do not cover them with soil.
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