If you’re brand-new to gardening, you may think the growing season does not begin until April or May. But that’s not real– you can start planting seeds much previously.

In fact, you should! If you start the right crops now, you’ll likely be gathering your own fresh veggies by April or May.

But notice, I said you must start the right crops.

There are a handful of plants that prosper in the cooler conditions of late winter and early spring. And in this post, you’ll find out which crops certify.

16 Crops That Thrive in Cool Spring Weather

I like the crisp, stimulating air of early spring. And I’m not the only one.

The following 16 crops endure nippy nights and, in many cases, even light freezes:

– Beans.

– Broccoli.

– Cabbage.

– Cauliflower.

– Chinese cabbage.

– Collards.

– Endive.

– Kale.

– Kohlrabi.

– Leeks.

– Lettuce.

– Mustard.

– Peas.

– Radicchio.

– Spinach.

– Swiss chard.

I spy several superfoods on that list!

Tower Tip: Want more plant recommendations? Lots of fall season crops likewise grow well in the spring.

The Best Time to Plant Your Garden.

For most of the United States, the best time to start spring crops is, well, now. But to get more precise planting recommendations based on your location, use this useful calendar.

(As a general guideline, you ought to plant sturdy greens and cole crops a few weeks prior to your last frost.).

Tower Tip: Don’t want to wait on the weather to warm up? You can begin your indoor garden any time, regardless of the temperatures outside.

As I pointed out, most of the crops above can manage light freezes. (Many of them actually prefer winter.) So it’s OKAY if your spring garden experiences a couple of frosts.

How to Start Your Spring Garden.

Delighted to begin your spring garden? Follow these five actions, and you’ll be harvesting your own salads in no time.

  1. Strategy your garden.

A solid garden plan considers elements like plant plan, direct sun exposure, and what you really like to consume.

  1. Secure your growing materials.

If you want to begin your plants from seed, I suggest these seed providers. But for a head start, you may likewise purchase seedlings from a Tower Farm.

Are you running low on Mineral Blend or something else? Click over to the Tower Garden shop to restock.

  1. Clean your Tower Garden.

If your garden has actually been being in storage considering that last growing season, it may need a fast cleaning.

(If this is your very first season with Tower Garden, you can skip this action.).

  1. Plant your spring crops.

As soon as you have your seeds, follow these tips to sprout them successfully.

When your seedlings grow to about three inches high and have roots protruding from the rockwool, you can plug them into your Tower Garden. (If you start with seedlings from a Tower Farm, you can plant them right away.).

  1. Look for serious weather.

Winter season crops are pretty hard. However, if you expect a stretch of freezing weather condition, think about warming your Tower Garden.

A standard fish tank heater will be sufficient– you just require to keep the water temperature above 65 ˚F. And covering your plants with this blanket overnight can likewise safeguard them from frosts.