Flowers and vegetables that can be planted

A lot of people have started their flower and vegetable gardens.

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SOUTHWICK, Mass. (WWLP) – It’s not too late in the Spring to have a frost, so you might want to hold off on putting some plants outside.

Some eager gardeners started way before Memorial Day this year after western Massachusetts started feeling the spring-like weather. Jeff from Connecticut told 22News he is ready to get out in the garden, “I will plant earlier this season that’s definite, like I said I’m getting ready to get some stuff and get started middle of next week.”

But frost is a possibility, even into May, so some plants are still not ready to go in the ground. If you already started planting, keep in mind that some plants are heartier than others and can survive a frost and cold temperatures at night.

22News talked to Lenita Bober, Owner of Blossoming Acres, about plants that can be planted now, “You can do pansies and violets they will take the cold weather and the frost, you can also do early vegetables like cabbage, broccoli, lettuce, anything that can take the cold, like peas.”

Hanging plants are a great option as temperatures cool down during the overnights hours you can bring them inside and they stay protected

If you’ve been wanting to plant vegetables hold off on tomatoes and peppers, it is still too early for them.

If you have potted plants you can put them in a garage at night, but bring them back out during the day for natural sunlight.

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