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Cole Crops refer to early season cold hardy vegetables that include cabbages, cauliflowers, broccoli, brussel sprouts, lettuce and chard.
In the deep south, cole crops need to be planted by the first of March. In the mid-south (Arkansas and Oklahoma) they should be in the ground by the middle of March. However this year, we have had such a cool, wet March so far the ground has been too wet to plant. I think that gardens will be able to plant their cole crops later this year.
What happens with cole crops is when the temperatures heat up, the plants just don’t fo as well. So planting early and growing cooler is better.
Farther north, cole crops can be planted on up into April.
As we cross our fingers and hold our breath, we’re saying ‘Adios’ to Snow and ‘Hello’ to Spring! Oh yes, it may not seem like it right now with the blustery temperatures the south has been toting, but we can assure you, Spring is just around the corner! And we are very excited it is on its way!
Now you know that Spring just wouldn’t be Spring without a veggie garden growing all those warmer-weather treats we know and love. There’s just something about fresh veggies that make us want to dust off the Bar-B-Que grills, grab our sunglasses, and toss a little ball around in the back yard with the munchkins in our lives. And here at Parks Brothers, we’ve been busy bees getting your Spring Veggies ready just for you.
Cabbage, Onions, Broccoli, and Strawberries are the first crops up for grabs.
Clay – aka The Plant Inspector
Remember you can start planting your veggies at the beginning of March! Now all you have to do is find those sunglasses…