Getting Into Vegetable Gardening

If you haven't already, now is the time to plant your vegetable garden. This year, May was a bit unpredictable with a few late cold nights, so you haven't missed the boat if you don't have your veggie seeds in the ground yet.

One thing to consider when planting vegetables is succession planting. This means planting some seeds of the same plant every week or two so that they aren't all ready to be harvested at the same time, giving you fresh vegetables for weeks. Check the growing time on the seed packages, and then look at our first frost date to count back and know how many weeks beforehand you have to get that last planting in the ground. Right now, the Farmer's Almanac is suggesting that the first fall frost in the County will be October 11th - obviously give or take a week or two.

Of course, if you don't want the work of growing your own vegetables, we are incredibly blessed with so many fabulous Farmer's Markets and Farm Stands that there is no shortage of fresh vegetables to be found here. I love that the local grocery stores are carrying more and more local produce as well.

If you have a favourite herb or veggie that you grow, I would love to hear about it. I'm always excited to hear about what is working for others.

Happy Gardening!