Spring Gardening Tips

The Gardening Committee is busy adding topsoil, cleaning up, fertilizing, and getting the public spaces ready for summer.

For those of you with garden plots or even balcony planters, now is the time to start making things happen!

Here are some tips from the Campbell River Garden Centre:

Herb Garden

Veggie Gardens

  • Apply manure or compost to rhubarb, strawberries, roses and veggie beds (remember to avoid manure where potatoes will be planted as manure can cause scab on potatoes)
  • Dig in Fall Rye or other cover crops that you added to your veggie gardens in fall if you haven’t already done this

Veggies Seeds to start in March

  • Cool weather veggies go in now including:-arugula, broad beans, collards, corn salad, kale, Oriental greens, peas, radishes and spinach. Our robust veggie starts are generally in stock by early March.

Veggies Seeds to start in April

  • In addition to the above March list you can also plant:- beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots (unless we are having a colder/wetter spring) fennel, green onions, kohlrabi, lettuce, onions, parsnips, swiss chard and turnips