The Edible Gardener

Spring Gardening

By Edible Memphis | April 21, 2017
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Spring is here! April, May and the early part of June are the best time in the garden and we enjoy the time to plant and tend!

Here are our recommendations for edible plants to get going in your garden in the spring in the mid-south:

Plant from Seed:

Lima Beans
Fall Squash
Summer Squash

Transplant heirloom or open-pollinated varieties of:

Chili Peppers
Sweet Potatoes
Herbs especially basil, cilantro and parsley

Remember, the seeds of heirloom or open-pollinated varieties of vegetables can be saved and planted again next year to produce the same plant as long as variety and distance measures are controlled. Normally we recommend just growing one variety of an heirloom in a garden to prevent cross-pollination if seed-saving is important. If it's not, then plant all the varieties you like!

Great seeds are available at any of the seed companies mentioned in the related article on the Best Seed Catalogs of 2017 (link above on left).

Great transplants are available at every single farmers' market around the area!

No go out there, get some seeds and plants, and grow something dang it!


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