Saturday, March 28, 2020

Cool Season vs. Warm Season Crops

MCGA is an open space that receives plenty of sun.  At the height of the summer, the sun rises at ~5:30 a.m. and sets at ~9:00 p.m.  There are many, many crops that thrive at MCGA, however, the temperature is a controlling factor in what can be planted.

As we plan our spring gardens, it is wise to think about the crops which prefer cooler spring temperatures. Also note:  crops like beets, carrots, turnips, and beans prefer direct seeding in the garden vs. being transplanted.

Cool-season crops can be planted in the spring and fall when the weather is cooler.  Warm-season crops need warmer soil and nighttime temperatures are consistently above 55F in the evening. (~Around mid-May).  See the list below.