If you’re a gardener itching to get back into your garden, now’s the time! But with so many options, it can be hard to know what to plant right now. In this post, we’ll offer some helpful tips on what you should be planting in your garden right now…even if you’ve waited too long to start seedlings from scratch.
Let’s talk about a few things you can probably plant now regardless of where you live, plus how to find what you can plant (and that will actually survive) based on where you live.
What to plant now (based on where you live)
What plants you’re able to plant now depend on your growing zone and where you are in your growing season.
generally speaking, the earlier you are in your growing season, the more flexibility you’ll have. However, if you’re a month away from your last frost date or you’re smack dab in the middle of winter, you may not have too many options (at least for planting things outside).
One way to find out what plants are most able to be grown now is in the “My Grow Zone” tab of rooted reminders. Simply login and head there to find some inspiration customized to your zip code. Not on rooted reminders? Registration is totally free and takes all of 10 seconds to get started.
What to plant now (generally speaking)
1. Plant Herbs: Herbs are some of the easiest and most rewarding plants to grow. They’re hardy and can generally tolerate a wide range of soil types and climates, so they’re a great choice for beginners or experienced gardeners alike. Popular herbs include parsley, basil, rosemary, oregano and thyme. If it’s too cold for them outside, try growing them on your kitchen windowsill (but don’t let them get tooooooo cold).
2. Veggies: Depending on where you live and what time of year it is, there are a variety of veggies that can be planted right now. Some cool-season vegetables like lettuces, spinach and cauliflower can handle cooler weather; while warm-season options such as tomatoes and peppers prefer warmer temperatures.
3. Flowers: If you’re looking to add some colour to your garden, there are a variety of annual and perennial flowers that can be planted right now. Popular choices include petunias, marigolds, impatiens, dahlias, daisies and geraniums.
These are just a few of the many options you have when it comes to planting right now. Consider your climate, soil type and current season when deciding what to plant and keep in mind that there’s always something new to try even if you don’t have much space or time. Happy gardening!
So now you know what to plant right now. Get out there and get your hands dirty! With a little bit of planning and some hard work, you can have a beautiful garden in no time. Good luck!