Spring is in the Air (or at least it is in Spirit)

greenbeans_galoreThis month, in many areas of the country, signs of spring are in the air and with that comes the first symptoms of spring fever where gardeners start dusting off their garden tools and get to work. In honor of gardeners everywhere, I have dedicated this month’s blog posts to helping gardeners get started.
Today we are going to be talking about the early spring vegetable garden. First you have to prepare your vegetable garden for planting. For best results, much of this work should have been done at the end of the gardening season the previous year. For instance, you could have already cleared debris from the garden and added it to the compost pile, tilled the soil, and mulched it with leaves in the autumn. If this were the case, you can simply remove the mulch and plant. However, if you didn’t or if you are starting the garden this spring, you can do it now. However, make sure that the soil is not wet or the seeds that you plant will rot.

What Vegetables Can I Plant Early in the Season?

Some vegetables can be planted earlier in the growing season than others. With most heat loving plants like tomatoes, peppers, corn, beans, and squash, you’ll need to wait until all danger of frost has passed. However, here is a list of articles with vegetables that you can plant in the early gardening season.

Planting Lettuce for a Sustainable Harvest


Growing Mixed Greens in Your Garden


Growing Onions from Seeds, Plants, or Sets


Harvest Broccoli from Your Own Garden This Year


Harvesting Carrots from Your Own Backyard


Simply Vegetable Gardening


These and many more tips can be seen in my book Simply Vegetable Gardening.

Simply Vegetable gardening is available on Kindle

and in Print




  1. Onions and garlic are in the ground. Potatoes next as we wait for the main garden to warm a bit,and the temps to modify just a little more….everything is so alive this time of year!!!

    • 1authorcygnetbrown said:

      Great to hear! May this be your best gardening year yet!

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