With early spring in motion, many people are looking forward to some gardening to wipe off the winter gloom. If you’re one of those people, you may find yourself wondering “What should I plant?”. Well, it’s a good thing that the Storrs Regional FFA is here to help out! According to us, here’s the best things you can plant for this time of the season: beets, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, lettuce, onions, peas, and spinach. These crops all can make the perfect addition for your garden and when they are ready to harvest they can make a perfect addition to your kitchen as well.
As tempted as you might be, hold off on those tomatoes and peppers until it’s a tad bit warmer! It’s also important to keep in mind that the last frost date in our area still isn’t until later in May, so make sure you have cover ready for all these outdoor crops when the temperature drops. Happy planting!
Trinity Jones, Sophomore. Edwin O. Smith High School Agri-Science Program, Plant Science
Quinn Hope, Junior. Storrs Regional FFA & Plant Science Student in UCONN ECE Fundamentals of Horticulture Course