4 Types of Spring Gardening | Pantry Chat Podcast Short
April 19, 2023
Welcome to the Pantry Chat Podcast Short! As spring approaches, many of us are eager to get back into our gardens and breathe new life into our outdoor spaces. In this episode, we’ll be discussing the four most popular types of spring gardening, from container gardening to raised beds. Whether you’re a seasoned green thumb or just starting out, there’s something for everyone in this informative discussion. Let’s dig in!
Spring is the season of new beginnings, and for many people, a chance to start fresh in the garden. Whether you are an experienced gardener or just starting out, there are many different ways you can get a head start on the growing season. In this Pantry Chat Podcast short, we will be discussing four different methods of early spring gardening that can help you get a jump on the season and enjoy fresh produce from your own garden as soon as possible. So grab your gloves and let’s get started!
1. Video Short Discussing Four Methods for Early Spring Gardening
Before we dive in, we want to let you know that we have created a video short that goes along with this article. In the video, we demonstrate each of these methods in more detail and give you a visual representation of what they look like in action. You can find the video on our website, and we highly recommend checking it out!
2. Frost Hearty Vegetables can be Started Indoors and Transplanted
One of the easiest ways to get a head start on the spring growing season is by starting your seeds indoors. Frost hearty vegetables like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower can be planted in flats and later transplanted to your garden when the temperatures warm up. This way you can control the growing conditions and ensure that your plants are strong and healthy when it’s time to move them outdoors.
3. Directly Plant Frost Hearty Varieties in the Garden as Soon as Soil can be Worked
Another option for early spring gardening is to plant frost hearty varieties directly in the garden as soon as the soil can be worked. Some examples of frost hearty vegetables that can be directly planted include peas, radishes, spinach, and kale. These plants can withstand colder temperatures and may even benefit from being planted earlier in the season.
4. Plant Winter Varieties Before the Winter Season Starts
Did you know that you can start your winter gardening in the fall? By planting cold-tolerant plants like garlic, onions, and shallots in the fall, you can enjoy a head start on the growing season when spring arrives. These plants will establish roots and then start growing as soon as the weather warms up.
5. Include Early Spring Perennials in the Garden for Easy and Fast Growth
While vegetables are the main focus of many gardens, it’s important not to overlook the beauty of early spring perennials. Plants like daffodils, tulips, and crocuses can be planted in the fall and will bring color to your garden as soon as the weather starts to warm up. They are also a great way to attract pollinators to your garden and provide a source of food for them early in the season.
Spring gardening can be a fun and rewarding experience, and by using these four methods, you can get a head start on the growing season and enjoy fresh produce from your own garden before most people have even planted their first seed. Remember to plan your garden space close to the kitchen for easy access, and check out the free resources available on our blog for healthy living and homesteading.
Do I need a lot of space to start a spring garden?
No, you can start a spring garden in as little space as a few containers on a balcony or windowsill.
Can I start a spring garden if I’ve never gardened before?
Absolutely! These four methods are all beginner-friendly and easy to implement.
How do I know when it’s safe to plant in the spring?
Check your local weather forecast and the estimated last frost date for your area. You can also use a soil thermometer to ensure your soil has reached the appropriate temperature for planting.
Can I still plant a spring garden if I live in a colder climate?
Yes, as long as you choose frost hearty varieties and plant them at the appropriate time, you can still have a successful spring garden in colder climates.
Are there any vegetables or plants that I should avoid planting in the spring?
Some plants, like tomatoes and peppers, are sensitive to colder temperatures and should not be planted until the weather has warmed up significantly.