April 25, 2016

Spring planting tips

Still waiting on your last frost date? Wait no longer! This short video shares some helpful spring planting tips for getting your summer crops planted early – even in Zones 5 and cooler.

Spring garden season is now in full swing, with last frost dates just weeks away (or already passed in some areas), so hopefully your garden is already growing well!

If you’ve still got a few weeks of frosts or potential cold snaps in store, this interesting video shows how easy it is to give even warm weather crops like cucumbers and squash an extra-early head start. (This garden also makes good use of small-space gardening techniques like square-foot gardening and vertical space utilization.)

This gardener is growing in Zone 5, but is already planting some summer vegetables outside with the help of a few simple season extension techniques.

Getting some of your seeds in the ground early not only gives your crops a head start for an earlier harvest, but also helps spread out that inevitable heavy spring work load that we gardeners get hit with every year!

Rather than feeling overwhelmed trying to get everything in the ground all at once, start some crops early using these techniques, and you’ll have more time for other important garden tasks later.

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About the author 

Rose S.

An avid gardener since childhood, I love sharing my passion for gardening with others! I have gardened in a number of different climates and settings, from large fenced garden plots, to tiny patio and container gardens, and I firmly believe that everyone can learn to grow at least some of their own food - no matter where you live. Growing your own food can help you take control of your own health and food supply, and there has never been a better time to get started!

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