Planting an early spring vegetable garden is easy and fun. There are great choices for vegetables that can go in while it is still too cold for tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers. Cool weather vegetables thrive in the cool temperatures of spring and yield tasty and nutritious treats for our tables.
I’ve chosen the basics; broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, snow peas, beets, and onions. Add to this list romaine lettuce, leaf lettuce, kale, spinach, and potato. I’m going to throw in a couple rows of carrot seeds too.
Before I plant I’m going to amend the soil a little bit with some composted cow manure. Vegetables like composted manure and Coast of Maine has a great product called Schoodic Blend, with a mixture of cow manure, peat and humus. Amending the soil provides us with an environment rich in organic matter that helps to produce healthy, tasty vegetables. I’ll work a couple inches of Schoodic Blend in the soil before I plant. I’ll wait a couple weeks to feed the plants, to give them time to establish themselves in their new home. I’m excited about my spring vegetable garden.
We have early spring vegetables and flowers available in the Plymouth Shop and the Carver Shop. Coast of Maine products are available too. Stop in and say hello!