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Spring planting season is just a few weeks away. Planting a spring vegetable garden allows homeowners in Gray to reap the rewards for months to come. We can already taste those crisp seasoned veggies fresh off the Big Green Egg. Ready to get started?

Preparing the Soil for Vegetable Gardening

We may have had a mild winter, but the soil still needs assistance before it’s ready to support new life. Choose a location that gets the right amount of sunlight and shade. Start the garden bed by breaking up soil that compacted over the last few months. Consider building a raised bed to improve drainage and assist with early-season soil warmth. Sprinkler fertilizer before planting, and again to enrich newly planted vegetables. Consider starting a composting pile to create nutrient-rich organic humus to supplement the soil. Keep the soil moist according to the needs of each vegetable.

Planting a Spring Veggie Garden

okra plantMarch means planting season is underway. Asparagus, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, peas, Irish potatoes, onions, spinach, and turnips grow well in cooler weather. Plant them in February or March. Other vegetables thrive in early spring. A few of our favorites March veggies include:

  • Beans (lima, bush, pole, and pole lima)
  • Cauliflower
  • Corn
  • Tomatoes
  • Swiss Chard
  • Butterpea
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
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  • Peppers

Want to add fruit to the spring garden? Plant cantaloupe from late March to mid June or watermelon from March to May.

Ace of Gray has everything you need to build a thriving spring veggie garden. From lumber for homemade raised beds to plants and fertilizer, our garden center will help get your garden growing. Call today for expert advice on how to start a spring vegetable garden.

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