You've planned out what veggies to plant this spring, and now you need to know how to get started.
Seeds or plants?
That depends on the plant. Because our area in the suburbs of Philadelphia doesn't really warm up until May, we don't have a long enough growing season to sow some plants' seeds directly in the ground. Some plants need several months to mature. One option would be to start them from seed in your home. This is a good idea if you have the room and bright light. Many people like this approach if they plan to plant a lot of veggies and want to save some money. You will still need peat pots or other small containers to plant in, lightweight seed soil, and maybe a grow lamp if you don't get enough light in your home.
Luckily for you, we sell vegetable plants that were already started in a local greenhouse. And it's not as expensive to start from plants as you might think! Most of our veggies are 5 for $15! That's a good size garden plot! Plus, it's perfect for those of us that procrastinate...
Want some instant gratification? Try some cool weather veggies that are ready to harvest right when they arrive to our greenhouse in April! Lettuce, kale, spinach, and other leafy greens, including salad mixes grown all together in one pot!
All other vegetables should be planted after the last frost.
Marietta has been writing about garden related subjects for 9 years.