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Time to start a vegetable garden in Utah

Published March 14, 2013 1:59 pm

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Now that the snow is melting, it's time to plant cool-weather crops outdoors, including leaf lettuce, arugula and spinach; root vegetables including carrots, radishes, turnips and parsnips; onions; and early season peas, according to Wasatch Community Gardens and Utah State University Extension program.

You can also start making your dreams of biting into home-grown tomatoes come to fruition by planting tomato seeds - along with peppers, eggplants, okra, tomatillos and basil - indoors. That gives them about six to eight weeks to grow before transplanting them outdoors after the last frost, which is usually in mid-May.

For more information: http://extension.usu.edu/files/publications/publication/Horticulture_Garden_2009-02pr.pdf

— Heather May