By Paul Epsom
By Paul Epsom from The Victory Garden
Here's What's Growing This Weekend: Herbs and Vegetables
When the temperatures reach over 65 degrees you can set out seedlings and sow seeds outdoors for tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, beans, corn, cucumbers, potatoes, squash, and most vegetables.
If you are planting in a kitchen or container garden make sure your soil is fertile and moist. Herbs like basil, parsley and rosemary do very well in pots. Tomatoes do well in containers too. For smaller varieties of cherry tomatoes consider hanging baskets.
If you are planting a larger garden the classic way to sow vegetable seeds is in shallow furrows created by dragging the edge of a rake or hoe handle along the planting line. Then place the seeds or seedlings at spaced intervals—3-to-5 inches apart.
If you planted asparagus, radishes or lettuce earlier this season you may be able to start harvesting. For asparagus – cut the spears as they reach 6 to 8 inches. If you don’t they’ll shoot up, get skinny, and go to fern. You don’t want that.
If you have peas keep picking them! They will continue to produce more peas.