For those of us with a green thumb, Spring could not come soon enough. If you live in Northern Michigan or any similarly located state, this statement could not be truer as it is practically a winter wonderland up north this year. With this in mind, how are we already considering planting seeds? The answer is actually quite simple; either by using a greenhouse or growing indoors/outdoors depending on where you live, getting a head start on your Spring crops is not impossible and it can ultimately be quite soothing.
Early Spring Planting with Produce
Maybe your gardening revolves around fruit and vegetable crops. Oh perhaps, you are the one on the block with the most beautiful flower garden—either way, we have browsed through our arsenal of plant information to find you the best plants for early Spring planting. Enjoy!
While asparagus takes dedication and plenty of room to grow, it is so worth it in the end. This easy to grow plant is great for a consistent harvest that only increases in production every year. One of the more beneficial facts surrounding asparagus is that once it reaches the state of mature harvest, you can expect to be picking asparagus frequently for several months.
If you have never grown lettuce, you truly do not know what you are missing out on. Depending on the breed of lettuce you choose, this is one high yielding crop that will have you in lettuce for practically the entire summer if it is planted in time. That is why this makes for an excellent addition to your early Spring garden. The best part? It is a tough plant that can withstand undesirable circumstances.
Spinach is another high yielding crop when it is properly taken care of. It is also a superfood that is excellent for your diet. And lucky for those of us who are eager to start our early Spring planting, Spinach actually favors the cold weather. Keep in mind, however, you must continuously plant spinach for a steady supply.
There are a variety of fruits that thrive in cold temperatures, and melons are one of the big ones. From cantaloupe and honeydew to watermelon and more—melons are easy to grow and they provide a whole host of health benefits. For an early, sweet planter, you might want to consider melons this year.
Early Spring Planting with Flowers
Some of us are produce and herb gardeners who enjoy a few beautifully arranged flowers out front, in other words—a real do it all type gardener. Some of us stick to produce alone and others dedicate their spring/summertime to large beds of flowers boasting vibrant colors for everyone to enjoy. No matter what the situation, if you are looking for flowers that can be planted in early Spring, look no further. We have found some of the best flowers for early planting that will breathe new life into your garden.
These little treasures may have an intimidating name, but they are anything but. From pinks to purples, these flowers will hang like charms, dangling off the plant with grace and beauty. These are the perfect early spring plant when it comes to flowers because they tend to do well in lower temperatures. These will certainly make a statement in your yard with its reds, purples, and pinks.
While this might sound like something out of a Tim Burton movie, it is, in fact, a very beautiful plant also known as Pulmonaria. This very early Spring blooming plant will add a dash of color to your lawn, welcoming all those guests as they are greeted by such a lovely plant. Perhaps the most interesting fact surrounding Pulmonaria is that it changes color as it grows. From blue to pink and white – you never know what you will find from day to day.
If you are a gardener of any sort, you are more than likely familiar with the Pansy flower. In fact, it is one of the more planted flowers out there. First and foremost, pansies thrive in cooler temperatures. Additionally, they grow in all sorts of beautiful colors. In fact, these heart-shaped flowers present one of the widest arrays of colors seen in any flowers.
This cold friendly plant continuously produces large, beautiful flowers that are best displayed in a container or hanging basket. When it comes to decorating the outside of your home, you can never go wrong with Petunias. They are cold-friendly but tolerant of heat so you do not have to water them all that frequently – once a week will do. Ultimately, since this plant spreads, it is one the better early Spring flowers when it comes to appearance.
Early Spring Joy
If you are a gardener then you are more than likely anxious as heck waiting for the weather to warm up. While winter is still in its semi-early stages, do not fret. There are quite a few plants food or otherwise that you can plant in early Spring for optimal success. This way you have an excuse to get outside and get your hands dirty again. Happy planting!