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10 Best Vegetables to Grow in Spring

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Spring is almost here, and it's the perfect time to start your spring garden!

The days are getting longer and the sun is shining a bit brighter … Spring is almost here! And that means, it’s time to prepare and plan our spring garden. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a just a beginner with or without a green thumb, spring is the perfect time to get your hands dirty and start your garden.

TIP: Your growing zone will define the types of vegetables that thrive best in your area during spring. Understanding your zone helps you choose vegetables suited to the local climate and weather conditions.

Need some inspiration on what to plant? Below are 10 of the best vegetables to grow in spring!

Many herbs can be started in early spring, both indoors and outdoors. Popular herbs like parsley, cilantro, chives, dill, and mint can be sown directly into the garden or started from seed indoors for later transplanting.

If you didn’t plant onions or garlic in the fall, you can still plant them in early spring. Onions and garlic are hardy crops that can tolerate cooler temperatures and will grow well when planted in early spring.

Arugula grows quickly and prefers cooler temperatures, making it a great choice for early spring planting. *Check your growing zone*

Spinach appreciates cooler temperatures and will bolt in hot weather, so planting them in early spring will allow you to harvest before the heat of summer.

Lettuce varieties such as leaf lettuce, romaine, and butterhead lettuce thrive in the cool temperatures of spring. *Check your growing zone*

Radishes are quick-growing root vegetables that are perfect for spring planting and can be ready to harvest in as little as three weeks.

Peas are a cool-season crop that thrives in the spring. Planting them in early spring will allow you to harvest before the heat of summer.

Broccoli is a cold-hardy vegetable that can withstand light frosts, making it an excellent choice for early spring planting.

Kale can withstand cooler temperatures and even improves in flavor after a light frost.

Carrots prefer cooler temperatures for optimal growth and flavor. Planting carrots in early spring allows them to mature before the summer heat.

Happy gardening!

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by Camila Alves McConaughey