Planting Cool Weather Vegetables

Yesterday was a beautiful day here - sunny and cool.  A perfect day for working in the garden! So, I found my favorite gardening hat, put on my fancy new gardening boots, and finally got around to planting out some of the cool weather vegetable seedlings that have been taking over our living room. 

Most cool weather vegetables can be direct sown well before the last frost date, or planted out as seedlings while it's still quite cold.  Vegetables classified as "cool weather plants" need cool weather to flourish and grow, so you need to get them growing before the weather gets too warm.

I planted beets, carrots, onions, peas, radishes, and spinach seeds directly outside weeks ago, but, since I had started my cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, and swiss chard in the house a month or so ago, I really needed to get them outside as well.  I was rather late this year with getting them in the garden because I wanted to have our rabbit fence in place first and we just hadn't gotten around to getting that in place until Saturday.  Bunnies like cold weather veggies and we've got bunnies galore here, so I didn't want to take any chances.

Cold Weather Vegetables include:

  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lettuce
  • Onions
  • Parsnip
  • Peas
  • Radishes
  • Rutabaga
  • Spinach
  • Swiss Chard
  • Turnip

Have you planted your cool weather veggies yet? 

ps. here are my fancy new gardening boots!  Aren't they fun??

Gardening Boots

Apr 29 2013
Posted in: Vegetables

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L K Wright
April 30, 2013

WOW Caryl ,Those are mighty fancy boots.


April 30, 2013

HA! You need some too!

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