Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Giving Gardener: plant your cool weather crops!

The Lettuce Link staff have started a regular feature on the Solid Ground blog, offering advice about cultivating your own food and growing for others. 
If you haven’t yet planted a seed this season, do not fear, there is still time! In fact, if your garden beds are not too soggy, this is a great time to get started. March was kind enough to water our garden beds almost daily and though April feels as cold as winter, spring is here.

This is the time of year to plant cool weather crops—lettuces, carrots, beets, pak choi, gailan, kale, chard, collards, spinach, mustards, broccoli, radishes and onions. The radishes and onions, if harvested when young can be the first crop you donate.
Click here to read the rest of Michelle's musings on planting cool weather crops and popular vegetables to grow for food banks. 

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