Vegetable gardening in PEI in mid to late June.
Finally, the days are long and warmer……for this year it looks like we are out of the time for frost risk. Now is the time to plant more or for the first time this year. Plant your seeds, such as beans, peas, lettuce, spinach, carrots and beets. Put in all your plants, such as tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash, bean plants, broccoli, cabbage and herbs. Best to plant and water them in. Fertilize along the drills where the plants go and also along the seeds rows. It is good to fertilize again in mid July to give them a boost. You can choose which fertilizer to use, it can be 10-10-10, 6-12-12 or organic such as gaia greene. Remember these plants are going into the ground to give you food, so it is important to give them energy(fertilizer) to put more power to produce your food. Best fertilizer is that which will promote root growth. When you plant tomatoes, you can plant them deep up the stem and that stem becomes full of roots. There are many varieties of plants to try in the garden, so stop by the garden centre to see what might interest you. You might not realize what is out there that you can plant here on PEI. After your garden is in the ground, then….water if no rain, weed between the rows and enjoy veggies all summer long. It is always fun for adults and kids to wander out to the garden and taste an herb, eat a bean or a cherry tomato right off the vine.