As spring arrives and we are getting closer to Mother’s Day, gardening lovers are beginning to plan their gardens for the harvest and bloom season. With the Pittsburgh weather starting to warm up, now is the perfect time to start planting new flowers, vegetables, and herbs.
Knowing what and when to plant in the spring is essential before you being planting! Therefore, in this gardening guide, we will provide some tips and suggestions on what to plant in early spring.
What To Plant In Early Spring:
Peas are one of the most popular vegetables to plant in early spring. They are a cool-season crop that prefers a temperature range of 45°F to 75°F. Peas can be sowed directly into the ground in early spring, as soon as the soil is workable. They grow quickly and are usually ready for harvest within 60 days. Peas are also packed with nutrients and are a great source of protein.
Lettuce is another cool-season crop that can be grown in early spring. They prefer a temperature range of 45°F to 65°F and can be grown in containers or directly in the ground. Lettuce seeds should be planted shallowly and kept moist until they germinate. They can be harvested when they reach a size that is suitable for your taste.
Spinach is a nutrient-rich green that is perfect for early spring planting. They prefer a temperature range of 35°F to 75°F and can be grown in containers or directly in the ground. Spinach seeds should be planted 1/2 inch deep and spaced about 2 inches apart. Spinach is ready for harvest in about 6-8 weeks after planting.
Radishes are fast-growing vegetables that can be planted in early spring. They prefer a temperature range of 50°F to 65°F and can be grown in containers or directly in the ground. Radish seeds should be planted 1/2 inch deep and spaced about 1 inch apart. They are usually ready for harvest in about 3-4 weeks.
Herbs are an excellent addition to any garden and can be grown in containers or directly in the ground. Some popular herbs that can be planted in early spring include basil, chives, cilantro, dill, and parsley. Herbs prefer a temperature range of 50°F to 70°F and should be planted in well-draining soil.
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Spring is a great time to plant flowers that will bloom throughout the summer. Some popular options for early spring planting include daffodils, tulips, crocuses, and hyacinths. These flowers should be planted in the fall or early spring before the ground gets too warm.
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Early spring is a great time to start planning and planting your garden. As the season progresses, we know that there will be more opportunities to plant a plethora of vegetables and flowers.
It’s important to choose plants that can tolerate the cool temperatures of early spring. With these tips and suggestions, you’ll be on your way to a beautiful and productive garden in no time.
If you need any help getting your garden started, don’t be afraid to ask the in-store professionals of Johnson’s Ace Hardware! Happy gardening!