( This article first appeared in the Ready Gardens newsletter on April 19, 2018)

Is everyone as busy as I am in the garden? I did a lot of prep work in Fall and I still find myself hoping I have enough time to get all of my seeds in. But the soil is starting to warm up and there are seeds that love to be directly sowed.

What I like about directly sowing seeds is it’s a no fuss method to getting your garden started. As long as the soil is warm and moist, seeds can be sown and it will germinate quickly. Mid-spring to early summer (April-June) is the best time for to get your seeds in the ground. The secret to success is to prepare a good seedbed, free of weeds and with a loose soil.

These are 10 of the best seeds that love to be directly sowed.

Golden Bantam Corn
Danvers Carrots
Hales Best Cantaloupe
Green Lincoln Peas
Pickling Cucumbers
Green Beans
Rainbow Swiss Chard
Bunching Onion
Bloomsdale Spinach
Zucchini Summer Squash

You can bet I’m getting these in the ground over the weekend.

See you in the garden,