Spring Vegetable Gardening

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.

Prepare The Garden

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.

Broccoli and Cauliflower are perfect vegetables to add to an early Spring garden. Nurseries have flats available for easy transplanting.

Raised garden bed:


Raised Garden Beds

Raised garden beds are perfect for early spring veggies because the soil warms quickly. This bed is just broccoli & cauliflower.

Spring Garden:


Snow Peas

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!


Sweet Pea Trellis

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 Spring Veggies

Other easy cool weather veggies to try are lettuces, swiss chard, spinach, & carrots

Want To Start a Garden?

I'll show you how I started mine and the best tips for starting your own this season.