Many vegetables including beans, carrots, peas and beans — and perennial herbs such as chives and mint can now be grown from seeds outdoors.
The seeds can be sown as long as the soil is warm and moist, helping them to germinate quickly. This could be done either mid-spring to early summer which is April to June, or late summer in September.
But if you wish to start in early spring, it’s best to provide your crop with protection such as fleece or cloches. Regular watering is a vital tool to help grow the seedlings in the height of summer.
Bare-root and container-grown roses can now be planted in April gardens. At the same time, rose pruning is recommended to help your roses bloom vigorously and flower well each year.
Knock out is a fantastic variety of rose that can fill your garden space with colourful blooms. They’re best planted in clumps of three or more. Plus, they look great paired with perennials like Russian sage and Black-eyed Susan. When planting, make sure to pick a location that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day.
On the other hand, climbing roses can cause a tangled mess of branches and they can only grow a very few flowers if they’ve been overlooked. But pruning them can result in healthier, more manageable growth and better flowers. Here’s a guide on how to
If you’ve been dreaming of having a salad garden of your own, spring is the perfect time of the year to make it happen! You can start planting salad crops such as arugula, beets, carrots, lettuce, peas, radishes, and Swiss chard. Most of these salad greens are quick growing and ready to harvest just 4 to 6 weeks from seeding.
Scatter the seeds in 4 to 6 inches wide bands or rows to increase yields. If you have limited space, you can start growing them in a pot, container or planter by your kitchen door. Here are some The new BillyOh Robyn – A stunning corner log cabin