by Beth Cook, Mammoth Cave Transplants
Spring has sprung…FINALLY! We having been longing for this time all winter to once again begin working in our gardens and begin planting our favorite vegetables. Even though we are yearning to get planting, we have to have the wisdom to wait and plant some vegetables when we are past our last frost date. There are several things that can be planted now to get you started and an opportunity to start exercising your green thumb!
A list of things you can begin to plant now are:
Cabbage Potato Sets
Broccoli Onion Sets
Brussel Sprouts Beets
Spinach Asparagus crowns
Swiss Chard Strawberries
It is wise to wait until after the last frost date to plant things such as tomatoes, peppers, beans, corn, squash among others. Usually you are safe to begin planting at the end of April but by the first of May is usually a safe bet. You can however, start seeds indoors, if you have a proper space to do so.
When planting your gardens you should keep in mind a few important factors to have a bountiful harvest. The first being location. You need a location that receives sun at least 6 hours a day. You also need nice loamy soil. You can enriched with compost. A good tip is to have your soil tested to see what amendments you need to best add to your soil. Another important tip is that your location needs to have proper drainage. You don’t want water to collect and drown all of your hard work. Good luck to all of our anxious gardeners this spring! If you are in the need for bulk seed or transplants, all of our plants are grown Kentucky.