Wondering what to plant early?

So many plants so little time…. but what to plant in April? We all know that the nasty frost can ruin tender plants in a blink of an eye.  It almost always happens when you least expect it. Forget to bring in your planters or baskets with items that are greenhouse grown and you bet it will freeze that night!

There are however, many tough plants that like cool weather and can tolerate the cold. These are what folks should be buying and planting outside right now.  These include:

*Herbs like: Parsley, Sage, Oregano, Thyme.

*Early blooming perennials like: Phlox, Rockcress, Columbine, Lupine, Lamium, Campanula, Bergenia, Bleeding Hearts and MORE!

*Cold Crop Veggies like: Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Kale, Spinach, Lettuces, Kohlrabi, Chard, Beets,Onions, Potatoes and Peas.

* Pansies and Violas can cure any craving for color, and they can freeze solid and still keep smiling!

One of the biggest gardening mistakes I think I see every year is people waiting until the Tomatoes can be planted  and planting their entire garden then. A good garden gets planted in a sequence of plantings beginning when the soil can be worked in March and April and ending in the Fall when a late crop of greens can be planted and harvested up until the snow falls.

What do you want to grow? Let the helpful staff at Westwood Gardens help show you what can and cannot  plant now!

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