Thursday, April 5, 2012
The cool-season vegetables we planted can tolerate a light frost and hot temperatures make them bitter or go to seed. We mostly planted seeds but always use plants for broccoli and cabbage. Potatoes and onions also are not grown from seed.
With several of our plants, we used both plants and seeds for economy and to stagger maturity which is important with lettuces. Other cool-season vegetables that work from seed or plants include collards and kale.
We also planted seeds for our beets, carrots, cilantro, mustard, spinach, swiss chard and turnips.
Here's our garden after we finished planting - we'll begin harvesting greens and lettuces in early May!
For a good reference on what to plant when, see this planting calendar from University of Missouri Extension: http://extension.missouri.edu/explorepdf/agguides/hort/g06201.pdf