Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Veggie Garden Planting Information

Planting times for the Brighton area

This chart assumes an average last frost of May 5 (but I always plant a little on the late side; better safe than sorry).

March 17: Peas
April 1 – April 15: Broccoli, cabbage, kohlrabi, lettuce, onion seeds, radishes, spinach, turnips
April 15 – May 1: Beets, carrots, cauliflower, parsley, parsnips, potatoes, swiss chard
May 5: Beans, celery, corn, cucumbers, New Zealand spinach, onion sets, summer squash
May 15: Lima beans, cantaloupe, eggplant, pepper, pumpkin, winter squash, tomato, watermelon

Help Brighton Shares The Harvest purchase seeds and seedlings for community gardeners to grow extra produce to be donated to our local food pantries. If you purchase seeds from Botanical Interests (they have wonderful seeds and beautiful seed packets) through the Brighton Shares The Harvest website, we receive 15% of your purchase, 100% of which will be used to buy more seeds and seedlings for community gardeners.

www.brightonsharestheharvest.org, click on Partners & Sponsors, scroll down to Botanical Interests.

Co-plantings: Plant these together; they help each other with nutrients, shade, pest control, etc.
Tomatoes & basil, dill
Squash & borage
Carrots & parsley, sage
Onions & savory
Bush beans & potatoes
Carrots & onions
Beets & onions, kohlrabi
Cucumbers & peas, radishes
Peas & bok choy
Potatoes & marigolds
Cucumber & nasturtiums
Peas & dill
Carrots & radishes
Don’t plant peas or beans with garlic or onion, nor potatoes with cucumber.

Remember that everything is different in Colorado, and you should not follow planting advice for other parts of the country. A good source of scientific information is the Colorado State University Extension Website: http://www.ext.colostate.edu/

March 2010, Compiled from various sources. Linda Young lyoung_111@msn.com, 303-655-1550

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