||Sow at a depth of 4 times the size of the seeds; plant every 3 weeks for crops throughout the season
||Soak seeds in warm water 24 hrs before sowing to aid in germination. Leave at least an inch of foliage on the Beet when harvesting to prevent bleeding during cooking.
||‘Detroit Dark Red’
||Sow at a depth of 4 times the size of the seeds; plant every 2 weeks til mid-spring, then again late summer.
||Harvest radishes as soon as they are large enough to eat. The longer they remain in the ground, the spicier they become.
||Sow at 1/4” depth, planting every 3 weeks until early summer. They are not tolerant of drought conditions or compact soil.
||Watch for orange crowns at the soil level as the plants mature. If this occurs, mulch to keep the sunlight from turning them green.
||‘Purple Haze’ (AAS)‘Tendersweet’
||Sow at a depth of 4 times the size of the seeds. Continue successive sowings while the ground is still cool, and again in late summer for a fall crop. (Best crop is in the fall.)
||Apply mulch or soil around the tops of the roots to eliminate green shoulders.
||‘Purple Top White Globe’
||Scatter seed and cover lightly with soil. Plant every 2 weeks for continuous harvest.
||Plant some in a shaded spot to keep harvests going into the summer months as it bolts (goes to seed) when the days are hot and long.
||Direct sow in spring, or start seedlings indoors in March to transplant in early April.
||Some varieties of Swiss Chard are more tolerant of frost than others, take care not to plant too early in spring to avoid damage.
||Scatter leaf lettuce seeds and lightly cover with soil as soon as the ground is workable in the spring.
||Several successive plantings of leaf lettuce will provide a constant crop for fresh salads
||‘Red Salad Bowl’ (AAS)‘Simpson Elite’
||Sow seeds about 1” deep and 2” apart in rows as soon as the ground is workable in the spring.
||If a trellis or fence is not feasible, look for upright pea varieties that don’t need a support to climb on.
||‘Patio Wonder’‘Sugar Snap’‘Little Marvel’ (shelling)
||Onion sets and bunching green onions are planted 1-2” deep 3” apart early April to mid-May.
||As the onion matures, mulch around the top to get a nice tapered “neck”. Harvest early for green onions; let others mature to bulbs.
||‘Candy’‘Red Defender’‘White Sweet Spanish’
||Plant seed pieces in shallow trenches 3-1/2 to 4-1/2 “ deep, spaced 9-12” apart, and cover with an inch or two of soil.
||A well drained soil high in organic matter is preferred. They love fertilizer. Use GardenTone Organic Fertilizer when planting and Daniels Organic plant food as they mature.
||‘Yukon Gold’‘Red Pontiac’‘Kennebec’