Looking for spring vegetable garden plans and planting tips and ideas?
Are you wondering which vegetables to plant in a spring garden?
When planning your spring garden, use our planting guide and zone chart to determine when you can plant your garden!
It helps to get the timing right, as many vegetable plants won't survive freezing temperatures.
Our vegetable garden planner will help you have a plan that will work whether you are planning a backyard row garden, container garden, or raised bed garden.
When the weather finally starts getting warmer after a long winter and spring is surely on its way, it is time to plant your spring vegetable garden.
Spring? Actually the name can be a bit misleading.
Vegetables that are best-suited for the spring growing season are often planted as early as February depending on your zone.
The most popular spring vegetables garden plants include:
beets, broccoli, carrots, garden peas, onions, lettuce, mustard potatoes, spinach, radishes, turnips and cabbage.
The most important thing you should do when you decide to put in a garden is to plan ahead.
Contrary to popular belief, gardens are not difficult to get going or even to maintain, and proper planning makes the process a whole lot easier.
To begin with, you must decide which vegetables you want to grow.
Since many of the spring vegetables are fairly maintenance free and do not require additional attention, the simplest thing to do is to choose the vegetables your family likes best.
Another thing you must take into account when you put in a spring vegetable garden how much space you have for your vegetable garden.
So when you plan your garden make sure you consider the space you have, and the vegetables you want to grow.
Follow the planting instructions on your seed packets or small plants for exact instructions for each vegetable variety.
Many experienced gardeners cut the bottoms off of plastic milk jugs and place them over plants to keep away cutworms and to help warm growing plants in the early spring.
This can also help protect tender plants in the event of a late and unforeseen frost!
Then as the temperature warms, they remove the milk jugs and let the plants grow in the open!
If your plants aren't growing as quickly as you had hoped, you might want to check the PH levels in the soil.
If they are too high or too low, it can seriously affect their growth.
But don't worry, the problem is easily solved.
All you need is a small application of standard lime to correct the imbalance and your plants will be ready to grow.
If your soil is not especially fertile, it can help to add liquid fish fertilizer at 2-3 week intervals throughout the growing season.
Growing a spring vegetable garden is a great way to get out and enjoy mother nature after a long winter!
Each spring garden will be a learning experience.
You will also harvest fresh tasty vegetables for your family to enjoy.
So start planning, and enjoy your garden!
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