When Should You Start Your Backyard Vegetable Garden

You may think that you have to wait till May or June to start working on your vegetable garden, but that isn’t the case! There are many advantages of having a vegetable garden, starting with fresh food on the table and ending with a fun hobby to enjoy outdoors. Are you ready to get yours started?  

Here’s what you need to know about when to get your vegetable garden growing:

Create a Plan Early

The key to a successful vegetable garden is to have a plan and know what you’re doing! Before buying seeds or digging up some soil, take some time to do your research, create a plan, make important decisions. Some important decisions you’ll need to make are choosing which vegetables you are looking to grow and eat, where you have space to grow the vegetables, and how much time you are willing to spend working on creating a thriving garden.

You can start building your game plan at any time! Just don’t wait till the last minute or when it’s too late.

Pick The Right Crops For The Right Time

Every vegetable and plant is different, meaning they like to grow and will thrive under other conditions. Some of these conditions include temperature, needed sun, needed water, space, and time of year. Certain vegetables grow during colder temperatures and require less sun and water, while others love hot weather and need lots of sunlight and moisture. 

The following crops can tolerate colder nights and are great to start growing in the fall or early spring:

  • Broccoli
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Collards
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Peas
  • Radish
  • Spinach
  • Swiss chard
  • Turnip

These vegetables love warm temperatures and are better to plant late spring and early summer:

  • Beans
  • Corn
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Peppers
  • Pumpkin
  • Squash
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Tomatoes


Organic Gardening in Fairfield, CT

Let us handle the dirty work of gardening for you! The experts at Ambrosio Landscape Solutions will set up, plant, get your garden started with organic vegetables that you can then watch grow and enjoy. Contact us today or give us a call at (203) 762-5167 to learn more about our organic gardening services.

View More Posts:

Schedule a Quick Consultation

Schedule a quick consultation with Ambrosio Landscape Solutions. We would be happy to discuss your dreams for your new project.

Inquire About Residential Ice Rinks