Renee from Botanical Interests gave us some helpful tips that we wanted to share with you regarding seed starting this spring! Many people think that by the end of May it is too late to plant seeds, but you still have some time!
While it is too late to start your tomatoes, peppers and artichokes by seed outside, it is not too late to come in and look over the large variety of veggie garden starts that we have in our store! If you missed the mark for starting your plants from seed, this is a great option.
Edible plants such as squash, beans, radishes, beets and cucumbers require a much shorter time fame to reach maturity, so it is not too late to start these plants form seed. They typically take 25-70 days to mature as opposed to tomatoes and peppers which can take over 120 days. Plants that require a shorter time frame for maturity can still be planted by seed outside now through mid-June. Seeds that are planted now through June will yield a later crop. You can expect to harvest crops near the end of July/beginning of August.
Planting cool weather crops such as spinach or peas is also suggested! Plant anywhere on the North side of your home or in a more shaded area. Continue to harvest regularly so they don’t bolt. Cool season veggies are a second season crop and can be planted by seed again in the fall.
So there you have it! If you have any questions, feel free to let us know! We are always happy to help!