It’s finally April. Celebrate!!
This usually means warmer weather is ahead, but you never know when old man winter will once again roar his ugly head. But basically, the calendar says it’s spring! Time for renewals of your soul and your seasonal plantings.
We’ve all heard the saying “April showers brings May flowers” right? But April showers brings more than just May flowers….it also brings other joyful plants that we plant, love and nurture. Our vegetable plants.
So, let’s talk a little about what all we should be doing in April to get our vegetable gardens rolling. Since we live in West Virginia, we are a colder region. Checking in the Farmer’s Almanac they consider our local area Zone 5.
If you are planning on starting seeds for your vegetable garden in zone 5: Broccoli should be started already (March)
In April, inside plantings begin for beets, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, kale, lettuce, peas, peppers, spinach and tomatoes. Now you can plant the Broccoli you started inside- outside.
In May, start beans, corn, cucumbers and squash all inside. Plant beets, broccoli, carrots, kale, lettuce, peas and spinach you have growing inside OUTSIDE
In August, plants beets, broccoli, kale, lettuce, peas and spinach outside.
In September, plant carrots outside.
The Marshall County Co-op will be selling starting plants too, so If you are not into the seed planting, or maybe you just don’t have time for all that, then we have your back. You can find all the plants you need during our official kick off of spring planting during our Annual Mother’s Day event in May. In addition to vegetable plants, we will have beautiful flowers, shrubs, trees, herbs and so much more. More details to come on this next month!
Remember, the journey with all your vegetable plants can become complicated at times, and you too may become frustrated. So always make sure you reach out to us with all your questions and concerns. The Marshall County Co-op is here to help!!
“Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers”. Veronica Shoffstall