One of our most frequently asked questions is when is it safe to plant outdoors? The answer is NOW! NOW!! NOW!!! Many people begin planting on Mother’s Day, but in Wisconsin Memorial Day is a much safer bet. If you are still planting, or dreaming of doing so, rest assured, it certainly is not too late. Our greenhouses are alive with bloom. If you were here in early May, you will be amazed at how things have changed. The plants have matured and are bigger, lusher, splashier, and just loaded with bud and blooms. The amazing palette of color will overload your senses.
Memorial Day weekend is the best time to plant a vegetable garden. The soil is finally warm enough to allow seeds to germinate quickly. Tomato, pepper, cucumber and melon plants put into warm soil outperform those planted earlier in cooler temps. Planting a vegetable garden is a great family project resulting in a bounty of fresh, ‘the best you ever ate’ veggies straight from your backyard to the table. America’s Best features Olds garden seeds. This local seed company provides us with varieties that are selected especially for our area. If you are new to vegetable gardening, or have questions about it, plan to attend the Veggie Gardening class described below.