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asparagus crowns


Asparagus is one of the earliest spring perennial vegetables--after it is established in the garden, it will yield edible spears year-after-year. Now is a good time to plant asparagus crowns. Asparagus should be planted in a location with lots of sun in fertile well-drained soil. Asparagus needs to mature up to 3 years before spears…

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kale and lettuce

Kale and Lettuce Seedlings

Kale, lettuce and other greens can be started inside and, for some, a preferred method of planting these cool weather vegetables as opposed to direct seeding outside. Planting these smaller seeds in a controlled environment is the best method to ensure strong seedlings. Direct seeded vegetables, especially cool weather ones, have more unreliable germination rates…

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radish seedlings

Snow Peas and Radishes

Living here in the Midwest, an April day can be sunny and warm or cloudy and snowy--we have experienced lots of extremes in the past few weeks! But regardless of what's going on outside, you can start to get cool weather vegetable seeds in the ground. Snow peas, radishes, greens, and lettuce can all be…

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tomato seedlings

Last Call for Starting Tomato Plants

There's still time to start your warm weather vegetables for this season: tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, basil--they all need a head start before planting out in the garden. Seeds need to be planted in the next few days/week to be strong/big enough to set out in the garden by the mid/end of May. For detailed instructions,…

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Time to Start Vegetable Gardening

Now that we are past the Vernal equinox, the sun is stronger and it's time to start planting/planning for the 2020 growing season. If you have pepper, tomato, eggplant or basil seeds, you should be starting them now to transplant outside in 6-8 weeks. Plant them in small containers/flats, a few seeds in each container/cell…

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