|photo courtesy of colorline|
Miss Greenish Thumb and I were chatting about hoop tunnels and cold frames today. She asked what to plant in the early spring. I looked it up in The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener.
In early spring, pretty much right when the snow is melted, you can start planting.
If you prepare your garden soil (with compost and enrichments) in the Fall, you can jump right into planting in mid to late March. I didn't do this and I plan to build some raised garden beds first and add new soil to them. Also, our snow isn't going away anytime soon. But I hope to do some early planting in April with a hoop tunnel, long before the regular Victoria Day weekend sowing season here in Ottawa.
Miss GT has a garden with good soil and the snow has cleared out of Burlington already, so she can build her cold frame and get to planting right away.
Here are some veggies you can plant from seed in early spring:
- Swiss Chard
- Purple Pak Choi
Here are some veggies you can transplant in early spring:
I think I'll attempt to grow lettuce, kale, swiss chard and carrots under my hoop tunnel in April. Here's hoping!
I hope this is helpful, Miss Greenish Thumb.
- Mary Mary