What to Grow
- Decide what you want to grow and sketch it out on paper.
- Group the vegetable crops according to height to prevent one from shading another.
- Plan to put the small-growing, quick-maturing ones together as well.
- Keep in mind that some vegetables really like to spread.
Where to Grow
- Vegetables need a minimum of 6 hours direct sun per day.
- Plant away from tree roots, in well-drained, level soil with easy access to a garden hose.
- Add 20 cm - 30 cm (8”-12") peat moss, manure, and/or compost as well as granular Bonemeal to the top of your soil to improve the condition and fertility before you plant.
How to Plant
- You can start vegetables from seed in propagation trays in your home starting in March/April.You can plant seeds directly into cool soil in April for the best yields of peas, lettuce, onions, radishes, beets, and spinach.
- These particular seeds can be planted again in late August for a second "cool-weather" crop that matures in fall.
- You can purchase plants that are started as early as May (depending on the weather) at a Sheridan Nurseries Garden Centre.It’s very important to read the seed package or growing tag to know exactly how much space to leave between each plant and the correct distance between rows.
- Some vegetables like carrots, that grow profusely and quickly, need to be thinned out so they have sufficient room to mature. This kind of information is also clearly indicated.
- At the time of planting your started vegetables, use Parkwood® Transplanter 5-15-5 to minimize transplant shock and establish strong roots.