Jennifer Howard | Cottage on Bunker Hill
It’s time for me to start planting early Spring vegetables. Some vegetables need to grow in the cooler weather of Spring and can be planted as soon as the ground thaws.
To prepare the raised beds for another growing season I add some fresh compost to the soil and my favorite organic fertilizer before I started planting. If you don’t have access to fresh compost you can buy bagged compost from your local nursery or at the garden center of one of the big stores.
Raised garden bed:
Raised garden beds are perfect for early spring veggies because the soil warms quickly. This bed is just broccoli & cauliflower.
My favorite early spring vegetable that is so easy to grow is snow peas. They do need something to climb on like this trellis
Have you planted radish seeds before? It goes from seed to an edible radish in about a month. I plant a few seeds every week throughout the growing season.
Sweet peas can be planted as soon as the soil is workable in the early Spring. They smell so pretty too!
To make an inexpensive trellis for sweet peas I stapled chicken wire to 3 wooden stakes.(would work for snow peas or sugar snaps too)
Other easy cool weather veggies to try are lettuces, swiss chard, spinach, & carrots
I'll show you how I started mine and the best tips for starting your own this season.