It’s time to plant your early Spring vegetables here in the Northeast. Unlike most veggie plants you think of, like tomatoes or squash, now is the time to get your cold-loving vegetables going in your garden.
What are some of the early vegetables you can plant? All lettuces, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, green onions, snow peas, and sugar snaps to just name a few.
I am using existing raised beds for my early vegetables this year. I added some fresh compost to the soil and my favorite organic fertilizer before I started planting.
I built a new trellis for my snow peas and sugar snaps to trail up on. You can see how I built one here; it was pretty easy too!
I planted snow peas on one side and sugar snaps on the other side. The weather has been exceptionally cold around here so they are taking longer than usual to really get growing.
We took a stroll through a local nursery to find some other veggies to plant; it was such a sunny afternoon and it was so nice to see so much green at this time of the year. I picked up a pack of broccoli and cauliflower to bring home.
In my second raised bed I am planting broccoli and cauliflower this year. My husband will actually eat riced cauliflower now…miracles do happen. My sons love steamed broccoli and there is nothing better than picking it from your garden right before dinner and steaming it up fresh!
When you are planting any vegetable you are removing from a veggie pack you should loosen the roots a bit with your fingers before popping them in the ground. Dig a hole twice as wide as your plant and deep enough to bury most of the stem. Also remove the small “first leaves” of the plant.