Start Your Vegetable Garden Now – Edible Plants Ontario 101

By February 5th, 2018

Carrots radish onions in your garden - Edible Plants Ontario

It’s never too early to start your vegetable garden – from the planning, to buying seeds and supplies, to actually planting it, there’s plenty to be done and getting a head start is a great idea. There are several things you can do now, even when the ground is frozen for the winter. Doing your research will help you decide what you’re going to grow this spring. When it comes to vegetable garden planning, here’s everything you need to know:

Edible Plants

When edible plants in Ontario, there are many delicious choices that will thrive in our climate. The easiest edible plants to grow and the most popular types by season include these great varieties:

  • Fall – broccoli, Brussels sprouts, rosemary, sage
  • Winter – turnips, carrots, beets
  • Spring – cucumbers, green beans, radishes
  • Summer – peas, lettuce, hot peppers, tomatoes

You can grow many vegetables and herbs year-round in Ontario using hydroponics and propagation kits. A small herb garden can yield basil, oregano, cilantro, mint, chives, and thyme all year round. For indoor vegetables, you can grow potatoes, carrots, radishes, and peppers easily if you have a spacious kit, the right soil, and can provide the right lighting and fertilizers to keep your edible plants in top shape.

Start from Seed

Cultivating your own plants from seed form is a rewarding endeavour, especially when you can grow something edible that your entire family will enjoy. The best part is that there are many edible plants and vegetables that you can grow indoors so you can enjoy them year-round, even on the coldest Ontario winter’s day. Some of the best seeds to select include:

  • Tomatoes
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Herbs like rosemary, thyme, basil, or parsley
  • Peppers, including many varieties of hot peppers

Make sure you follow buy the best quality seeds and that you follow the directions on the packet to provide the optimal growing conditions for whatever varieties of seeds that you choose.

Vegetable gardening in Ontario is increasingly popular as people want to grow their own food. Visit TERRA Greenhouses to pick up all the seeds and supplies you need to grow edible wild plants in your own garden that you and your family can enjoy. The expert staff can help you stock up on all the items you’ll need to get started if you’re a beginner, or they can guide an advanced gardener on the latest tools and gardening techniques to try as they plant their vegetable garden this year.

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