It’s finally here!! It’s time to plant cool weather crops.
Hopefully you have started your spring gardening cleanup. It’s time to get those beds ready. It’s time to make those waffle gardens. (If you’re unfamiliar with the waffle garden, check last’s years blogs @ March). They are great for gardening in semi-arid places like Colorado. The gardens have walls and resemble waffles where the garden can be watered and the waffle helps keep it in.
It’s time to plant cool weather vegetables and seeds like peas, carrots, lettuce, kale and other greens, and beans. Bak choi, parsley, cilantro, arugula, mustard greens, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and brussel sprouts (I could do some brussel sprouts jokes but will spare all of you who love brussel sprouts). Root crops you can plant now are carrots, radishes, beets, parsnips, onions, potatoes, and leeks. Make sure you keep your seed beds moist while the seeds are germinating. If you plant some plants make sure during the cold nights that you cover them with a frost blanket. If you are starting things in pots you can bring the pot indoors when it is too cold.
You can also start some patio pots with cool weather plants like pansies, ornamental kale and if you potted some tulips or daffodils you can start watering them and they will be ready to sink into a pot and surrounds with pansies. Later you can take the tulips and daffodil pots out and replace some summer plants in the holes.
It’s time to start!!
To see Rob’s Thursday and Sunday segment’s this week go to: http://www.9news.com/story/life/home-garden/proctors-tips/2014/03/13/peas-st-patricks-day-gardening/6365607/