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Michigan Vegetable Plants

Starting your garden out the right way with quality Michigan vegetable plants is on of the best ways to ensure a successful growing season in a finicky Michigan climate.  You can buy Michigan vegetable plants locally within 50 miles if your will to look and I recommend doing that.  With all the various diseases and blights that can affect garden plants buying healthy locally grown plants is critical.  On of the easiest ways to bring disease and other infestations to your garden is to buy mass produced plants that ship to big box stores via semi trucks from around the nation.  Disease can spread throughout entire shipments and then to your garden.  While some plants may look healthy at the point of purchase many really aren’t at all.

Another important factor for your Michigan garden plants to grow well is how, and in many cases where, they are started.  Starting plants in relatively the same climate makes for the most successful transition to a healthy plant in your vegetable garden.  Whenever you can try to buy your garden plants from the area you live in, you’ll have better luck.

Some of the most popular Michigan vegetable plants are:

  • Tomatoes
  • Green Peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Cabbage
  • Pickles
  • Cucumbers
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Kale
  • Herbs

Many varieties of Michigan vegetables are started directly from seen in the garden typically, but many can be started in a green house before hand and will often yield an earlier crop.  Some people prefer to buy cucumbers, lettuce, sweet corn, asparagus, green beans, pole beans, peas, radishes and more in the plant form so they don’t have plant and wait for seeds to come up.  I recommend trying it both ways and find out what works for you.

When we plant our personal garden we only use started plants for tomatoes, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli and brussel sprouts.  Some of the vegetables happen to be ones that may have a longer growing season 100 days plus in some cases.  As we develop a good source and wide variety of vegetable plants we will offer them for sale to the public at local markets in the area.

If you have suggestions of different varieties you would like to see, please leave comments below and let us know which types of vegetable you prefer, we all have our favorites.  If you have any questions about planting vegetables or suggestions for those who are planting their first garden your welcome to share that too.  Good luck with your Michigan vegetable plants this we, I hope your garden turns out great!

J. Crawford