Planting Tips

Direct Seeding

  • Peas, carrots, beets, lettuce, radishes, spinach


  • Tomatoes, peppers, eggplant

Fall Plant

  • Onions, lettuce, parsnips, garlic

Plant peas and beans by adding an inoculant bacteria Rhizobia to the seeds.

Planting Times

  • 5 weeks before last spring frost (hardy vegetables)
    • asparagus, beet, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, garlic, kale, leek, lettuce, onion, parsnip, pea, potato, radish, rutabaga, Swiss chard, turnip
  • On or before last spring front (tender vegetables) beans, corn, zucchini
  • 1-2 weeks after frost (heat loving veggies): Cucumbers, eggplant, pepper, pumpkin, squash, tomatoes.

Storing Harvested Items

  • Potatoes - do not wash before storing.
  • Carrots - remove all dirt, keep in cold fridge

Good Carrot Choices

  • Chatenay - medium sized stocky with large cores. High yield.
  • Danvers - late season producing very uniform with good colour
  • Imperators - long, cylindrical, somewhat woody
  • Nantes - sweetest and juiciest of all but shorter and brittle.

Good Tomato Choices

  • tumblers are the best in pots (40 cm). Large fruit from Delicious, beef master and Brandywine.
  • most prolific is Sungold.
  • Early maturing - early girl and sugar snack.


Can becomes bitter when lacking water, experiences abnormal hot or cold weather or when given insufficient fertilizer. Plant thickly and then thin.

Bibliographical Information

Authors: Jim Hole & Lois Hole
ISBN 0-9682791-8-x

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