It’s finally time to start spring planting

The weather forecast around the country this week is giving people hope that they can finally begin spring planting. “Mark Baden on Friday said it’s time to plant, so everybody came in Saturday said ‘It’s time to plant. Mark Baden said so last night,'” said Karen Matt, co-owner of Plant Land, located in Milwaukee.Lisa Laabs, a Wisconsin resident, and her family joined dozens of others Sunday at Plant Land as they made their way through the garden center, letting their eyes be their guide.”I love the tradition of things starting to warm up and us starting to get ready for that summer weather,” Laabs said. “They all get their pots at home and they get to pick out their own colors, and we take time to plant them together.” With the temperatures starting to climb, many are eager to get fill their gardens, but patience is key.Matt, another shopper, told WISN that not all vegetables can thrive in these current temperatures.”A few more weeks for sure would be tomato plants, pepper plants and eggplant. Cucumber, melon, squash that’s at the end of the month,” Matt said.But there are things you can plant. “Anything in the cold crop Brussels sprouts, broccoli, lettuces, cabbages, kohlrabi, beans peas,” Matt said.Matt shared the recipe for a bountiful harvest: good soil, plenty of sunshine, water and some tender loving care. “All of us each have one of our own pots. Then we all plant them, and it looks so beautiful when we put it together,” Sarah Laabs said.Matt advises to wait to plant greenhouse vegetables until nighttime temperatures are consistently 55 degrees or warmer.

The weather forecast around the country this week is giving people hope that they can finally begin spring planting.

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“Mark Baden on [sister station WISN] Friday said it’s time to plant, so everybody came in Saturday said ‘It’s time to plant. Mark Baden said so last night,'” said Karen Matt, co-owner of Plant Land, located in Milwaukee.

Lisa Laabs, a Wisconsin resident, and her family joined dozens of others Sunday at Plant Land as they made their way through the garden center, letting their eyes be their guide.

“I love the tradition of things starting to warm up and us starting to get ready for that summer weather,” Laabs said. “They all get their pots at home and they get to pick out their own colors, and we take time to plant them together.”

With the temperatures starting to climb, many are eager to get fill their gardens, but patience is key.

Matt, another shopper, told WISN that not all vegetables can thrive in these current temperatures.

“A few more weeks for sure would be tomato plants, pepper plants and eggplant. Cucumber, melon, squash that’s at the end of the month,” Matt said.

But there are things you can plant.

“Anything in the cold crop Brussels sprouts, broccoli, lettuces, cabbages, kohlrabi, beans peas,” Matt said.

Matt shared the recipe for a bountiful harvest: good soil, plenty of sunshine, water and some tender loving care.

“All of us each have one of our own pots. Then we all plant them, and it looks so beautiful when we put it together,” Sarah Laabs said.

Matt advises to wait to plant greenhouse vegetables until nighttime temperatures are consistently 55 degrees or warmer.

Contributed by local news sources

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