So, the sun is shining brightly and the birds seem to be singing their songs a bit more loudly, Spring has indeed sprung! Time to plant your garden, right? Not so fast. The weather tends to be all over the place in early Spring. When you have to wear a jacket on your way to work and it is too warm to wear it back home in the afternoon, it becomes hard to determine the right time to start planting.
Here are some items that can be planted in April and May (be sure to check a frost chart, like this one to be sure your area is finished with frost.)
Start planting both bush and pole beans now that the soil and air are warmed up.
Sow beets now for a fast, early summer treat.
Cabbage is one of the easier plants to grow in the garden.
Planting carrots by April will give an early summer crop.
One of the most rewarding and fast growing crops to grow.
Fast growing vine or bush cucumber plants can produce an abundance of cucumber fruits.
Plant heat loving herbs like basil, oregano, thyme and sage.
Start a crop of salad mix greens that gets bright sun but not all day.
Melons are some of the most rewarding plants to grow.
Get those onion seeds growing.
Green peas and sugar peas are good to plant in April, and will produce a May crop.
Fresh, crisp peppers are a garden favorite. Peppers take up little space and can produce high yields when planted close together.
The most popular garden vegetable.