If you are looking forward to getting your vegetable garden started, now is the time to do so. In the Okanagan, residents can begin planting their crops for the year as early as March. However, not all crops will be successful if planted this early in the year. To help all of our fellow gardeners out, we made a list of all of the plants you can start digging into the ground this spring! If you can’t plant everything you wanted this year, don’t worry. Archive this article for next year and get a jump start on your spring planting. Follow along below as your favourite Kelowna landscapers advise you on what to plant this spring!
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In the Okanagan, you don’t have to wait until the end of April or the beginning of May to start your garden. There are several varieties of early-season crops that you can begin planting during early spring. Lettuces and cole crops do exceptionally well when planted during early April. For instance, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts and cabbage, are all happy to get started outdoors. There are even some herbs and onions that can also be planted during the colder weather.
By planting some of your veggies now, you can avoid some of the pests that would normally be present later in the season. Additionally, by planting during the early spring, you will have enough time to plant a second crop. Be sure to wait until late April or early May to plant seeds straight into the ground. Furthermore, most flowering plants will not be able to withstand early April temperatures, so they are best left for later in the season.
Starting your vegetable garden for the year is exciting! Be sure to plant your veggies at the right time in order for the best results. If you need any help with getting your garden beds ready for spring and summer contact your Kelowna Landscapers at Fuller’s Landscaping today. We’d be more than happy to help you prepare your garden for the coming months. Be sure to check out our social media here for project examples and more. Feel free to reach out any time with an inquiry or to receive a quote. We look forward to working with you soon!