It's not too late to plant cold season crops
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 20:48:54 GMT —
With the unusual cool weather we've seen so far this spring...it's not too late to plant some vegetables.
The below average temperatures have also allowed the soil temperatures to stay cool allowing for cold season crops like lettuce, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, broccoli, and spinach to still be planted and be ready to be served in the dinner table by summertime.
But experts say the sooner you plant the better.
"This is a good week to plant your cold season crops because if it to warm up soon and stay warm like 75 or higher into 80 degrees, that does prevent some of the crops from full forming ahead," said Jennifer Schutter of the Adair County University of Missouri Extension.
Also, now would be a good time to plant asparagus and strawberries.
Remember to mix your soil well with organic matter and water your plants.