Early seeding

It’s the perfect time to get some cool season crops in the ground. I don’t follow a calendar for seeding but instead watch the weather and growing conditions of other plants to determine when to seed. As soon as the garden has dried and you are able to work the soil you can plant your early cool crops. These include peas, radishes, dill, lettuce and onions.

Potatoes can also be planted but they must be whole and not cut. I always use small potatoes for early seeding and have never had them rot in the cold soil. If there is a hard frost after they sprout it will kill the above ground plant but the tubers will just send up more growth.

I will wait another week or two and wait for the soil to warm a bit more and then seed the more tender cool season crops. These include cabbage broccoli and cauliflower transplants, beets, Swiss chard and kale.

Happy seeding 👩‍🌾

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