Early Spring Gardening

One place to get fresh, tasty, and healthy vegetables is from the garden. The apartment where we’ve lived for the past few years has a garden, and I’ve planted vegetables ever since we’ve lived here. We’ve had tomatoes, peas, radishes, potatoes, hot peppers, and more. However, this year we’re moving, so as of July 1 I won’t have a garden anymore! This means I needed to drastically alter my planting this year.

We’ve been having an incredibly mild spring here in Montréal. This weekend, Easter weekend, we are having summer-like temperatures. With any luck our last killing frost has passed. We may still drop below freezing, but I’m hoping that it won’t go so far below as to kill cool-weather vegetables. With the warm weather and move-out date in mind I planted the garden on Sunday with sweat peas, snow peas, turnips, beets, carrots, spinach, lettuce, and radishes. All are varieties that should reach maturity a few weeks before the garden is no longer mine, and all cold-loving vegetables. Hopefully this means that we’ll have garden-fresh vegetables starting in a few weeks and lasting right up until we leave this apartment. After that I’ll have to rely on a few vegetables in pots and our CSA baskets.

On the other hand this is Montréal. The chance always exists that we’ll have an April blizzard or a deep freeze, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

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