It’s Planting Time: Lettuces, Kale and Spinach

Spring is almost here and now is a great time to plant our cool season leafy greens! Lettuces, kale, spinach and more can tolerate the cool weather very well, and so anyone looking to get a jump start on their vegetable gardens can start transplanting these plants into the ground now.

Here is what we have in stock in early March:

  • Lettuces
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Mustard Greens
  • Collard Greens
  • Beets
  • Bunching Onions

All of these plants are in stock at our stores, so you can stop by and pick up your favorite leafy green plants or seeds. If you are planting transplants, just watch the weather and cover your plants with a frost cloth should the temperature drop below 30. The plants at our store were grown in greenhouses, so they aren’t acclimated to the cold weather yet.

Bibb Lettuce

Loose Leaf Lettuces

These are fast growing and easy to succeed with. Loose leaf lettuces are a great choice for the beginner gardener, as they can grow from seed to harvest in less than 50 days, and are even faster growing from a transplant. Plant them in succession for a continuous harvest of fresh greens.



From transplant, Kale will be ready for harvest in about 55 days. This beautiful veggie is excellent for cooking, and makes a great addition to vegetable gardens for anyone who loves making soups and stews.

Mustard Greens

Mustard Greens

Mustard greens are another easy to grow green you can start now. These plants will be ready to start picking in about 4-6 weeks. Harvest the leaves on the outside that are larger, and leave the smaller leaves on the interior of the plant to continue growing.


Collard Greens

This cooking green is a slower growing green that can be used in a wide variety of cooking. Plant your collards now for harvest in about 75 days.