Joseph Lofthouse wrote:I started spring planting about a week ago.
Joseph Lofthouse wrote:
In order to do early spring planting, I prepare the beds in the fall, a few days before snowcover arrives.
Anything that survives the winter under the snow is a good candidate for early spring planting:
Spinach, cilantro, lettuce, turnip, bok choi, mustard spice, onions, garlic, parsnip, wheat, rhubarb
Any crop that thrives is cold weather but is not reliably winter hardy is great to plant now.
peas, lentils, favas, kale, poppies, barley, oats,
I typically wait till the apple trees flower to plant carrots, because while they may survive the winter, the super cold weather causes them to bolt without making edible roots.
Mark Reed wrote:
Now if you want a real live, tomato flavor, tomato to drop a slice on a fried egg sandwich or to fill up your canning jars what you need is Utah Heart, also from that same original mix of your seeds.