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There are plenty of vegetables that grow best in cool weather. The best time to start planting these crops in Maryland is March. This Knol provides basic information about cool weather vegetables. Radishes, peas, beets, greens, cabbages and many more vegetables like the cool weather. It is time to start planting.
Why do some vegetables grow best in cool weather?
What are the cool weather months in Maryland?
What are some of the cool weather crops to plant?
- Radishes, Radishes and more Radishes.
- Lettuces of every type and don't forget your Spinach.
- Kale and Collards.
- Beets, Parsnips and Turnips.
- Kohlrabi a German vegetable.
- Peas with edible pods and non-edible pods.
- Swiss Chard for the taste and beautiful colors.
- Broccoli, Cauliflower and Cabbages.
- Finally Carrots.
Shouldn't I worry about frost?
Preparing your garden
Some radishes grow bigger than your basic round radish such as 'White Icicles'. You can plant larger growing radishes the same way as I described but you will need to thin the plants earlier to be 1-2 inches apart when the plants reach about1-2 inches in height. I would check the seed packs of larger radishes for information on thinning.