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      Spring Week -3

      Spring Color Dates Spring Color Dates
      White Group February 8-14 Yellow Group April 5-11
      Pink Group February 22-28 Green Group April 19-25
      Red Group March 8-14 Blue Group May 3-9
      Orange Group March 22-28 Violet Group May 17-23

      To Do This Week

      Start Seeds Inside Transplant Plants Plant Seeds Outside
      Lettuce Cauliflower
      Onions (started from seed)
      Swiss chard
      Beets*
      Carrots*
      Potatoes*
      Radishes*
      Spinach
      Swiss chard
      Turnips
      *New plant! This was added since the previous week.

      If you haven’t created your garden plan and prepped your garden, it’s time!

      Plan

      • Decide what veggies you want to plant, and how much of each.
      • Create a garden plan! ?Use the tool linked here, or draw out your garden on paper, mapping out where each type of plant will go.

      Prepare

      Beets

      Beets are a semi-hardy vegetable. Beets do not transplant well. Plant beets directly in the garden.

      Carrots

      Carrots are a semi-hardy vegetable that grow best in cool weather with lots of sun. ?Carrots do not transplant well. Plant seeds directly in the garden.

      Carrot seeds take a long time to germinate, and need consistent watering until they do. It’s best to mist or use drip irrigation so you do not wash the carrot seeds away.

      Cauliflower

      Cauliflower grows best in cool conditions, but it is sensitive to frost and warm temperatures. It’s time to?transplant cauliflower into the garden. Whether you started your own or purchased plants from a store, be sure to?harden off before planting in the garden.

      Lettuce

      Lettuce is a semi-hardy vegetable that grows best in cool weather or partial shade during the summer. Lettuce can be planted directly in the garden next week. To harvest lettuce sooner, start seeds inside now, or purchase transplants.

      Some say lettuce can be started even sooner. If you want to try, keep in mind that lettuce can tolerate freezing temperatures, but won’t do well past 25°F

      Potatoes

      Potatoes are a semi-hardy vegetable that grow best with lots of sun. They are a tuber that is grown from certified seed potatoes, which can be purchased at a nursery or home and garden store. ?It is best to let the potato sprout before planting. If you want, you can then cut it into several pieces with 2-3 sprouts in each piece. Allow the cut potato to crust over before planting.

      Onions

      Onions are a hardy vegetable that grow best in cool weather. When?planting onions, you have 3 options–seeds, sets, and transplants.

      Now is the time to plant onion transplants.?Harden off and put transplants?in the garden now.

      Radishes

      Radishes are a?hardy vegetable that grows best in cool weather. It does not transplant well. Plant radish seeds directly in the garden.

      Spinach

      Spinach is a?hardy vegetable that grows best in cool weather. Plant spinach directly in the garden as soon as the ground is 40 degrees (not frozen) and you are able to work the soil.

      Swiss chard

      Swiss chard is a?semi-hardy vegetable that grows well in many climates.?Now is the time to plant swiss chard transplants in the garden.

      If you have?started seeds inside, the transplants are ready when they have 4-6 true leaves. Be sure to?harden off before planting in the garden.

      You can also plant swiss shard seeds directly in the garden now.

      Turnips

      Turnips are a?hardy vegetable that grows well in cool conditions. Turnips are always grown from seed.

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