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Patch Picks for Spring Seeds

This week Patch has found the places in Creve Coeur stocked up and ready to sell seed packets for your garden.

Although the soil is just beginning to break out of its winter slumber and the Farmer's Almanac calls for one more snow, it is time to start planting some veggies. For die hard gardeners the prospect of feeling the dirt under their toes and seeds falling from their finger tips is enthralling. Planting fruits,vegetables and herbs commonly used in your household is a great way to save money.


Dierbergs offers Botanical Interests seeds. Botanical Interests has a varied inventory of high quality seed. The company website offers lots of tip and tricks. The seed packets range in price from $1.69 to $3.49.


Schnucks sells Burpee seeds. The Burpee company has been around since 1881 and offers a dependable, quality product. The seed packets at Schnucks start at $1.79, per packet. The Burpee website also offers information and guidance for your gardening needs.


Walgreens also offers seed packets. While picking up your prescription, add in a couple of seed packets for your garden. Also available are a variety of gardening tools and decorations.


Trader Joe's is a great place to get herbs that are already potted, giving you a head start. They have basil, thyme, lavender, mint, parsley and more for about $2.49 per plant. Keep the pot in a sunny window until it is warm enough to plant outside.

Some of the vegetables that should be planted between the end of March and the month of April are broccoli, beets, carrots, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, kale, lettuce,  garden peas, radishes and spinach.  These majority of these plants mature in about 50 to 80 days. Radishes mature more quickly in about 25 to 30 days and spinach in 40 to 45 days. Although tomatoes are supposed to be planted in May and mature in 70 to 85 days, it is a good idea to seed them early indoors in starter pots.  For more tips on how to plant your seeds, check the Burpee and Botanical Interests websites.

Happy Gardening!



 
        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


carrot 3/25-4/10
cabbage
Asparagus         Apr 5 - 25    
Cauliflower     55-60     Apr 1 - 20   
Collard     55-70     Mar 20 - Apr 10
Kale         50-70     Mar 25 - Apr 5
Lettuce     60-85     Apr 1 - May 15
Onion (mature)     100-120 Mar 25 - Apr 15
Peas, garden     60-80     Mar 25 - Apr 10   
Radish         25-30     Mar 25 - May 1
Spinach     40-45     Apr 1 - 20    
Tomato         70-85     May 15 - 30
        

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broccoli march 25 -4/5
beets april 1-15
carrot 3/25-4/10
cabbage
Asparagus         Apr 5 - 25    
Cauliflower     55-60     Apr 1 - 20   
Collard     55-70     Mar 20 - Apr 10
Kale         50-70     Mar 25 - Apr 5
Lettuce     60-85     Apr 1 - May 15
Onion (mature)     100-120 Mar 25 - Apr 15
Peas, garden     60-80     Mar 25 - Apr 10   
Radish         25-30     Mar 25 - May 1
Spinach     40-45     Apr 1 - 20    
Tomato         70-85     May 15 - 30
         

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