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Vegetables

Vegetables

There is nothing like going out in your own garden and picking fresh veggies.  A few things to remember before planting in the spring.  Brassicas’ such as broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, swiss chard, kale, spinach, onions, and lettuce, can all withstand a lite frost and prefer the cooler temps to get started.  Tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, pumpkins, and squash prefer warm soil and air temps, wait until after the last heavy frost to plant in the garden.  We all get anxious to plant in the spring, but planting the warm season crops early can result in stem root, diseases, and crop failure. 

I plan our crop production so our cool season crops are ready for planting the middle of May and warm season crops, are best planted early June, unless you can provide protection.  

All of our single potted vegetables are planted in cow pots, except for the large tomatoes.  The cow pots should be planted directly in the ground as they will decompose and add nutrients for your plant.  Soak the plant and pot before planting and watch them grow.

Do you like to grow a variety of veggies but only have room for a few plants try our Combo Vegetable Flats.  Example: our combo tomatoes, have two plants each of three different varieties, or try our broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower combo with two plants of each. For information on our other combos please check out our list.

Visit the University of Maine Cooperative Extension website for all kinds of gardening information. Got Pest is another great resource.

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