What Can I Plant Now?

Its mid-May, the time of year when gardeners are itching to get into the soil. One question we hear a lot lately is: What can I plant now while there is still danger of frost?? The good news is, the list is surprisingly long! For example right now you can plant:

  • All trees (including seedlings like the Colorado blue spruce, pictured), shrubs and perennials.
  • Pansies.
  • Some vegetable plants such as asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, lettuce, brussels sprouts and rhubarb.
  • Seeds such as beets, carrots, peas, onions, potatoes, radishes, turnips, spinach, swiss chard, and parsnips can be planted now too.

More tender plants can be planted now if you are prepared to protect them when necessary. Here in PEI we run the risk of frost into June, so we always keep an ear to the local weather forecast.  If there is frost predicted, we will cover any tender plants.