When To Start Planting the Garden

We’re anxious to get out in the yard and start planting, but most of us
know it’s a little early to start plugging things in the vegetable garden.
What you might not know is that there are actually things you can plant
right now.

Jerry Goodspeed is a horticulturist with the USU Extension Office and
shares his list what you can plant and when.


1. Vegetable Plants that can be planted right now in the garden:
Broccoli, cabbage, carrots, celery, leek, onions, peas, radishes, spinach,
Swiss chard

2. Vegetables to go into the garden in a couple of weeks:
Beets, cauliflower, lettuce, potatoes

3. Wait till after mid-May:
Beans, cucumber, eggplants, melons, okra, peppers, pumpkins, squash,
sweet corn, tomatoes

If you plant now and want to take extra precautions, there are some items
that will help protect your plants:

1. Wall-O-Water (the water insulates the plants from a freeze)

2. Remay or a garden blanket

3. Hotcaps

4. Plastic milk jug

5. Cloche

For more help, you can contact Jerry at the USU Extension office or online
at http://extension.usu.edu/

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