Spring is quickly approaching. Though flowers are usually planted in fall, and you might think spring is a time of blooming only, there are some items you can plant starting in March! You can plant a good deal of your summer veggies and herbs in spring. Roll up your sleeves and we’ll explore what you can plant. Don’t have tons of space for a garden? These ideas lend themselves perfectly to container gardens as well.
The best place to start is to find out when the last frost in your area occurs, or the average temps in your area. The USDA and The Old Farmer’s Almanac usually have maps that portray this info and will help you find the best time to plant based on where you live. Some plants can handle certain temps, and others can’t.
A consumer-help magazine recommends planting veggies that don’t have to be repotted – so the hardy varieties. Get started with:
- Asparagus (come back)
These are the major players and the most low-maintenance veggies you can add to your garden in spring. Let’s see what herbs the best are:
- Basil (late spring)
We hope your kitchen is filled with fresh ingredients now, due to spring planting. Now go on and check out some recipes to use up those herbs and veggies! Make some marinades, dressing, and sauces to share with your friends.