Planting and Planning the Spring Garden in Kansas City

Perhaps the two feet of snow on the ground is prompting me to dream of greener days, but St. Patricks Day is just a couple of weeks away which means it is time to plant cool weather crops here in the Kansas City area. As the old saying goes, plant your potatoes on St. Patrick’s Day and have potato salad on the 4th of July. I have done this for several years now, and it is truly the perfect timing for Kansas City. If you have been thinking of planting your own potatoes, do it! I can honestly say that digging up potatoes is one of my favorite gardening activities. It is like digging for gold.
Typically, I only plant vegetables. It is what my father taught me, I love to eat and cook the bounty, and I am knowledgeable and comfortable with growing veggies. This year, in addition to my vegetable garden bed, I am breaking out of my comfort zone and planning a cut flower bed. Considering that next week is time to plant cool weather crops, I need to get my rear in gear and order seeds, build the flower bed, and start learning how in the world to grow flowers. Foxglove, anyone?
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Sarah Snodgrass is a residential real estate agent specializing in Kansas City's historic neighborhoods and enclaves.

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