Friday, February 24, 2012

Plant Now for Spring Harvest!

Young broccoli plants
While it's too early to plant warm season vegetables like tomatoes, squash, and peppers outside, there are plenty of delicious vegetables you can set out now. Plant garden and snow pea seed, onion sets, and seed potatoes asap, before it is too late. Sow seeds of carrots, turnips, beets, radish, spinach, and green onions, and set out transplants of lettuce, broccoli, cabbage and kale between now and mid March. 

While cauliflower and Chinese cabbage (aka Napa cabbage) transplants can be grown in spring, they are quite finicky and most gardeners get better results growing them in the fall. To learn more about which vegetables you can plant now, read the whole article on the Pender Extension website:

If you have questions about growing vegetables contact your local Cooperative Extension office. In Pender County call 259-1235, Mon – Fri, 8am and 5pm, or visit us online anytime at, where you can post your questions to be answered by email using the ‘Ask an Expert’ widget!

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