Hughes County, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service

Spring Gardens

Submitted by:  Aubie Keesee

Hughes County Extension Educator Ag / 4-H / CED

Well, the worst part of winter is behind us and hopefully this article finds you preparing your gardens. Many people have already planted cool season crops like potatoes and onions, however, you still have a little time if you haven’t planted yet.

In the vegetable garden March is a busy time as well. After choosing a proper site with well-drained soil and plenty of sunlight, a soil test needs to be taken to ensure proper soil amendments are applied. Many cool season vegetables can be planted in March but remember that the soil temperature at seed depth needs to be at least 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

Below is a chart that should help you plan your vegetable garden. This is a condensed version of OSU Fact Sheet number HLA-6004 that can be obtained by contacting the Hughes County OSU Extension Office at (405) 379-5470.

 

Vegetable

Planting Time

Method of Planting

Depth to cover seed

Quantity needed per person

Asparagus

Fall or Spring

Crowns

6 inches

3-5

Broccoli

March

Plants

6-7 plants

Cabbage

Feb. 15 to March 10

Plants

6-15 plants

Carrot

Feb. 15 to March 10

Seed

½ inch

1/8 oz.

Head lettuce

Feb. 15 to March 10

Seed or Plant

¼ inch

20 plants

Leaf lettuce

Feb. 15 to March 10

Seed or Plant

¼ inch

40 plants

Onion sets

Feb. 15 to March 10

Sets

1 inch

¼ qt. sets

Onion plants

Feb. 15 to March 10

Plants

1 inch

75 plants

Irish potatoes

Feb. 15 to March 10

Tuber pieces (2 oz)

4 inches

6-8 lbs.

Radish

March 1 to April 15

Seed

½ inch

1/8 oz

Turnip

Feb. 15 to March 10

Seed

½ inch

1/8 oz.

Green Beans

April 10-30

Seed

1 inch

1/8 lb.

Cucumber

April 10-30

Seed or Plant

½ inch

1/8 lb.

Okra

April 10-30

Seed

1 inch

¼ oz.

Pepper

April 10-30

Plants

5 plants

Summer Squash

April 10-30

Seed or Plant

1 inch

1/8 oz.

Sweet Corn

March 25-April 30

Seed

1 inch

1/8 lb.

Tomato

April 10-30

Plants

4-5 plants









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