A thriving garden isn’t just a spring or summer affair. With the right knowledge, you can keep your garden vibrant all year round. In this guide, we’ll discuss what to plant and when, to ensure your garden stays lush and productive through every season.
Spring is the perfect time to plant many vegetables and flowers. Get a head start by planting potatoes, peas, lettuce, and spinach as soon as the soil is workable. Spring flowers like tulips and daffodils should be planted in the fall, so they’ll bloom when spring arrives.
As the temperature rises, it’s time to plant warm-season vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers. Summer flowers such as marigolds, zinnias, and sunflowers also thrive in the heat.
In the fall, start planting cool-season crops like kale, broccoli, and radishes. Autumn is also the time to plant spring-flowering bulbs, like tulips and daffodils, as well as trees and shrubs, as the cooler weather and autumn rain can help their roots establish.
While many gardens go dormant in winter, there are still options for the avid gardener. Hardy vegetables like spinach and leeks can tolerate cold weather, and evergreen plants can provide color and structure to your garden during these quieter months.
With careful planning and selection of the right plants for each season, you can keep your garden thriving all year round. Here’s to enjoying the fruits of your labor through every season!