Sparks, NV - With the chilly March weather, gardening for your greens may not be you had in mind.
“Broccoli, cabbage and brussel sprouts; any of the cool weather crops grow phenomenally in this weather,” says Randy Robison with the Rail City Garden Center.
Actually it’s a trend even First Lady Michelle Obama is backing. Mrs. Obama spent Thursday morning rolling up her sleeves and planting veggies in the White House yard.
Robison shares, “With the economy the way it is, a lot of people are trying to save money. People want to have organic produce.” He says more people want to know where their food comes from and find out more about their farmers, that trend has created more interest in agriculture.
Staff at the garden center say an average pack of spring mix seeds costs less than four dollars but that same pack can feed a family of four, all summer long.
If you want fast results, radishes and lettuce take about 3-4 weeks to go from planter to plate.
This weekend Rail City Garden Center is holding two free gardening classes on Saturday. For more information: www.railcitygardencenter.com.