How to grow a vegetable garden in Central Missouri

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, Events and Activites, How to, Seasonal on Thursday, April 26th, 2018 at 8:01 pm
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When to plant your summer garden Saint Louis MO

That winter sure was one for the books. While we’re not too big on snow down here, the cold temperatures have been lingering, but we think it’s finally right to look ahead to summer. It’s time to get our summer projects started and for plenty of us, that’s our summer gardens! Here on the West County Honda Official Blog, we want to make sure that you know all about the world of Honda and the latest automotive information, but we also want to let you know about local topics and community information. That’s why we put together this blog post about when to plant your summer garden near Saint Louis, MO and other communities in our region of Missouri and Illinois. We have some useful information for the novice gardener, so keep reading this blog post to learn more!

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Which vegetables should you plant?

Here in Central Missouri, we’re lucky that we’re able to grow a number of plants and vegetables in our gardens. The most important factor for deciding what to grow is usually what you would like to use the most. If you’re serious, you could even consider what you would like to preserve (dry, can, etc.) for after the gardening season. Common garden crops in our area include everything from tomatoes, eggplant, and cucumbers, all the way to melons, pumpkins, and kale.

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When is the best time to plant?

When you’re planting your garden, planting dates can vary by crop. You’ll want to always ensure you try to plant after the last frost date, but not so late that your plants don’t flower and fruit soon enough in our growing season. For the most part, it’s recommended to plant in the first few weeks of summer. This will ensure a proper maturing period, plenty of time to flower, and a long harvest season for your various vegetables. You can check out the Old Farmer’s Almanac website for more detailed information.

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