Nothing beats knowing exactly where your food came from and how it was grown – do it yourself.  Growing your own food isn’t always more cost effective, but there are other benefits.  For best results, add 1-2″ of compost or composted manure to your garden each year and work into the soil.

Peas, broccoli, cabbage, spinach and lettuce can already be planted.  Start with plants from Sargent’s or grow your own from seeds. In the next week it will be time to plant things like beans, squash, pumpkins and corn. Later in May the temps warm up enough for plants like tomatoes and peppers.  At this point it is late to start these plants from seeds and do they best when started from seed indoors.  The plants can be planted in cooler weather but seem to be stunted and don’t really grow much until things heat up in June.

Sargent’s has a large selection of veggie transplants, seeds, tools, soil amendments and expert staff who can help make sure your garden grows like crazy this summer.