4 Easy Spring Plants You Can Grow Today

| 4/21/2015 4:10:00 PM

Candi JohnsIt is spring and most of the country is enjoying mild, wonderful temperatures. This is my favorite time of year. I especially enjoy working in the garden in spring. Spring is a fabulous time to garden for two reasons.

  1. Comfortable climate: not too hot, not too humid, not too many bugs. It is a great time to be outdoors.

  2. Spring plants are typically lower maintenance, easy to grow, and (usually) forgiving.

When it comes to spring planting, you will notice I often plant seeds in the ground instead of buying little seedlings at the nursery. I do this for several reasons:

  • It's easier.

  • It's cheaper.

  • I can plant whenever I want. I don't have to wait for the big-box store to sell seedlings.

  • Less stress on the plants and roots as they grow.

  • The plants will not go through "shock" as they are moved from a pot to the garden.

  • They establish strong root systems and are usually healthier.

  • Watching seeds emerge from the soil and grow is very satisfying.

Here are four easy spring plants You can start this weekend:



Did you know that asparagus is a perennial? Once you plant asparagus the plant will give you spears for over 15 years. (Some say up to 25 years!)