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There is nothing better than home-grown veggies! Spring has arrived, and even if you live where it is still a bit cool, now is a good time to begin your planting. Below you will find our suggestions for six veggies that you can plant now.
Veggies to plant now
- Tomatoes Plants
It is important to note that we are speaking of tomato plants and not tomato trees. Tomato plants grow on vines, and tomato trees are a variety that grows on shrubs. Tomato plants grow early and continue to produce for months. You will begin with vine seeds. Some people begin the plant indoors and transplant it to the garden when they are sure the threat of frost is over.
Fresh peppers are a garden favorite. You can plant peppers close together and expect a high yield. You can plant a variety of peppers at the same time. Red peppers, green peppers, hot peppers, and large or small peppers. They will all grow together.
The good thing about planting your carrots now is they will grow until you harvest them. They will produce a good harvest until late in the summer. There are many varieties of carrots. For early planting, we recommend Little Finger and Scarlet Nantes.
Cucumbers are easy to grow. They grow on cucumber vines or cucumber bushes. The larger cucumbers grow on vines, but they take a lot of space. Be sure you allow for the large vine growth to reap a good harvest.
Broccoli is a quick growing plant that will continue to produce through the hot summer months. For planting in March or April, consider the Calabrese variety.
Spinach is a cool weather plant. It is best grown now, as it will fade when the hottest part of the summer hits. Check with your seed vendor about which variety grows best in your area. Two popular spinach varieties are Bloomsdale Spinach and Samish Spinach.
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Don’t forget your herbs
While you are preparing your early garden, don’t forget your herbs. You can easily plant an indoor herb garden which you can move outdoors as you wish. These herbs are easy to grow and they give your food a great flavor. Also, most herbs are full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and medicinal properties. Consider these:
- Basil or Sweet Basil
Look up the herbs and discover what the herbs and the herb oils can do for you. Also, some herbs act like insect and rodent repellents. This makes them a great addition to your garden.
For example, dipping fresh peppermint into warm water and then spritzing your cupboards and drawers will keep mice from trying to invade your home. Basil is a powerful anti-inflammatory natural medication that can be used to treat arthritis.
There are many more vegetables that you can plant now or in the near future, and there is always enough space for a few herbs (you can even plant them in empty plastic coffee tins and with two holes punched for string and a couple on the bottom for drainage, and hang them on the fence.
There are plenty of free apps you can download if you need help. So, what are you waiting for? Get started on your garden today, and you will have tasty veggies in your kitchen before you know it.