You can start planting your cold weather vegetables now

Things like lettuce and celery can go in your garden

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – It was another sunny spring day and people were out at Sixteen Acres Garden Center in Springfield looking for plants to put in their gardens this weekend.

It may still be a little early for some things but cold weather vegetables can go in now. 

“Your lettuces, collards a lot of your celery things like that can go out. They like the cooler weather so it’s a good time to get those in the ground,” said Andy Grondalski, the nursery manager at Sixteen Acres Garden Center. 

However, if you do some planting now there are some precautions you should be ready to take. 

If we’re going to get extreme cold at night you may need to cover them up a little bit but you just need to watch the weather for that.

And while some people are getting ready to do some planting their still holding off on putting some things in the garden. 

“We were going to plant today but we’ll wait until Saturday it’s going to be 70 degrees so we’ll do the peas on Saturday and the rest of the vegetables we’ll wait until Memorial Day,” said Barbara Cooley from Springfield.

Andy Grondalski from Sixteen Acres Garden Center said now is also a good time to plant your trees and shrubs.

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