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It’s time to Plant!

on April 16, 2012

Spring arrived weeks ago and  it’s time to get in the garden and plant!  April is a great time to begin planting your cool season veggies in Colorado.  If you’re new to gardening, you may be wondering what you can plant.  Well, wonder no longer!  Here is a list of cool season veggies that can go in the ground now:

Onions (usually planted in March though but April is not too late)

Garlic (if planted last fall, you will get bulbs; if you plant now, you’ll have green garlic)

Spinach, Lettuce, Swiss Chard

Carrots, beets, radishes, turnips and rutabagas

Peas (Soak the seeds overnight to speed up germination.  I missed that part so my seeds aren’t breaking through the ground yet

Broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, potatoes

Asparagus, chives, horseradish, rhubarb and shallots  (Perennial Plants-I do not grow these, but might try to plant chives this year)

If you have kids, get them involved by planting radishes (they are ready to harvest within about three weeks) and carrots.  Punkin wanted to plant carrots back in February because he saw Curious George plant them.  We started those carrots in a container and moved them outdoors when the weather was nicer.  They are growing beautifully!

                                                                          Onions planted last month.  Garlic is in the back, near the fence.

Pick a couple of veggies to plant or plant more.  Either way, you’ll be excited to eat some of what you grow.


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