Spring Planting Notes:

We are excited to start planning your Spring Garden!

Beginning the week of February 11th we will be layering in additional plants to create your spring garden.

To help plan your garden, we have divided planting options into three packages to choose from:

Farmer’s Market:

  • Lettuce

  • Green Broccoli

  • Chard

  • Carrots

  • Peas

  • Onions or Leeks

  • Cilantro, Dill, & Parsley

  • Radish

  • Spinach

Super Foods:

  • Super Greens Blend (Spinach, Arugula, Tatsoi etc.)

  • Green Broccoli

  • Kale

  • Beets

  • Peas

  • Onions or Leeks

  • Cilantro, Dill, & Parsley

All-Ages Garden:

  • Lettuce

  • Green Broccoli

  • Chard

  • Carrots

  • Peas

  • Onions or Leeks

  • Cilantro, Dill, & Parsley

Read on to learn more about these Spring veggies!


Green Broccoli

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(Medium Plant)
Harvest: 58 days
Plant Notes: Green Broccoli is a large and beautiful addition to the garden, and when eaten fresh provides much higher levels of nutrients compared to supermarket broccoli.  Broccoli plants will produce one large broccoli head, but you can make the most of your broccoli plants by harvesting and utilizing the whole plant. One serving of broccoli contains 220% of your daily vitamin C and is also a significant source of protein, fiber, and vitamins A and B-6. Harvest the lower leaves of your broccoli plant as it grows, which will provide more light and space to lower growing plants in your garden.


Chard

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(Medium Plant)
Harvest: 50 days
Plant Notes: This colorful showstopper plant provides an abundance of greens. The young greens are mild and can be eaten fresh in salads or cooked. Larger leaves are best cooked or finely chopped. Both the stems and greens are edible. Chard continues to provide leafy greens over a long season as long as the center of the plant is left intact.


Peas

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(Trellis Plant)
Harvest: 60 days
Plant Notes: Tender stems, leaves, flowers, and pea pods are all edible and tasty. Snow peas develop flat tender edible pods and are best harvested before the seeds begin to fill in. Sugar Snap Peas form edible pods and peas that are best harvested at 2-4 inches long.


Parsley

 
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(Medium Plant)
Harvest: 75 days to maturity. Can be harvested earlier.
Plant Notes: Parsley is packed with vitamins and minerals, especially potassium, calcium, and vitamin C. In addition to being a key herb in many recipes, this beautiful garden staple also adds a lovely accent when mixed into flower bouquets.


Arugula

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(Medium Plant)
Harvest: 21-40 days
Plant Notes: The spicy nutty leaves of arugula can be enjoyed fresh in a salad, added to a sandwich, or sautéed similarly to spinach. In the late spring when arugula bolts, the flowers make beautiful additions to salads.


Spinach

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(Medium Plant)
Harvest: 30 days
Plant Notes: High in vitamins and minerals, spinach leaves can be used fresh in salads or cooked into soups and stir frys. When harvested regularly, the plants will continue providing an abundance of greens through cool seasons.


Kale

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(Medium Plant)
Harvest: 50 days
Plant Notes: Kale is one of the most nutrient-dense vegetables and provides a long-lasting crop of greens. Baby kale leaves can be used in salads and older leaves are best enjoyed cooked or put into smoothies and juice. Like chard, kale continues to provide leafy greens over a long season as long as the center of the plant is left intact.


Super Greens Mix

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(Small/Medium Plants)
Harvest: 25-40 days
Plant Notes: Our Super Greens mix is a blend of hearty nutrient-dense plants such as arugula, spinach, and tatsoi that can be used fresh in salads or cooked into soups and stir-frys.


Rainbow Carrots

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(Small Plant)
Harvest: 60-75 days
Plant Notes: Rainbow carrots are a colorful blend of several different varieties of purple, orange, white, and yellow carrots.


Leeks

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(Small Plant)
Harvest: 100 days
Plant Notes: Tender and mild, leeks lend a beautiful flavor to soups, stews, and roasts. Try chopping up leeks and roasting them alone or with other root vegetables for a flavorful side dish.


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Onions

(Small Plant)
Harvest: 85 days
Plant Notes: Onions are an easy low maintenance addition to the garden and provide some pest deterrence to the plants they are near. Onions take about 85 days to form a full bulb, however they can be harvested young if desired and used as “green onions.”


Bulls Blood Beets

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(Small Plant)
Harvest: 58 days
Plant Notes: Studies show that beets help fight cancer and cardiovascular disease. This is due to the presence of betalains, the nutrient in beets that give a red pigment. Dark red beets, such as Bull’s Blood, are the most nutritious with high levels of betalains. All parts of the plant are edible including the leaves, which can be used similarly to chard. While beet roots are known to be higher in antioxidants than most commonly-eaten vegetables, beet greens are even higher in antioxidants than beet roots!


French Breakfast Radish

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(Small Plant)
Harvest: 25 days
Plant Notes: French Breakfast radishes are beautiful elongated radishes with red tops and white tips. Both the greens and the roots are edible. Radishes are one of the fastest growing root vegetables and usually the first thing ready to harvest in the spring garden!


Cilantro

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(Small Plant)
Harvest: 55 days
Plant Notes: Cilantro is a quick growing cool season herb. Harvest the leaves by removing full stems to add to salads and other dishes. Once the plant begins to bolt (flower), the flowers can also be used, or left on the plant to attract beneficial insects to your garden.


Lettuce

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(Small Plant)
Harvest: 45 days
Plant Notes: Lettuces can be harvested in their entirety once mature, but side leaves can also be harvested to provide a longer season of salads. Some of the varieties we’ll be planting this Spring include Buttercrunch, Alkindus, Romaine, and Marvel of Four Seasons.


Dill

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(Small Plant)
Harvest: 45 days
Plant Notes: Dill is an easy to grow cool season herb that can make a great addition to sauces and soups.