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10 Spring Gardening Ideas
Sprouting in 2022 | Redfin
Spring is officially here, which means many gardeners are well on their way to creating their garden space. So what are the most common spring gardening ideas and trends of 2022? We unearthed some ideas straight from the experts that you’ll see sprouting up this year. With so many different types of gardens to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Whether you live in Charleston, SC and want a lush flower garden in your backyard, or live in Portland, OR and want an edible garden to grow your own zucchini, tomatoes, and herbs, there’s a style out there for you. Redfin asked us along with other gardening experts to share our best spring gardening ideas and tips on how to achieve them. Check out what we had to say!
Which of these AAS Winners are in Your Spring Garden?
2022 AAS Edible Winner
Oakleaf lettuce is a delicious and versatile edible that is super easy (and fast) to grow in the garden. Harvest at the baby leaf stage or grow into the rosette-shaped full-sized head. Bauer will please with its darker green color and nicely uniform compact size that can be grown almost anywhere…in-ground, containers, or window boxes. The dense heads produce a plethora of sweet, crisp sturdy leaves. Now all you need is your favorite vinaigrette!
2020 AAS Flower Winner
The AAS Judges in cooler, more northern climates loved this new compact delphinium that’s covered with gorgeous blue flowers. This seed propagated variety has great vigor, excellent germination, and is very easy to grow. Cheer’s uniformity makes it a great bedding, container, and landscape plant. With the earlier bloom time and slightly extended flower period into early summer, Northern gardeners will be in blue heaven!
2020 AAS Edible Winner
Slender 4″ long pods have the elongated appearance of a green bean but the surprising taste and texture of a snap pea. Snak Hero produces stringless, edible pods perfect for healthy, garden-fresh snacking, stir-frying, or freezing for later. 18-24″ vines can be grown with or without support and are perfect for patio containers or hanging baskets. Frequent harvesting can bump up production for a long, substantial harvest window. Peas are a great early-season crop as they can be planted when soil temperatures are above 45 degrees F.
Which of these AAS Winners are You Growing Vertically this Year?
2020 AAS Edible Winner
This little beauty is an excellent mini cucumber, said many of the AAS Judges. The yield was higher than the comparison varieties with more attractive fruit, earlier maturity, and superior eating quality. “I would absolutely grow this in my home garden” commented one judge. Grow Green Light on stakes or poles for a productive, easy-to-harvest vertical garden that will yield 40 or more spineless fruits per plant. Pick the fruits when they’re small, between 3-4” long, and you’ll be rewarded with great-tasting cucumbers, even without peeling. Succession plantings will ensure a summer-long harvest.
2022 AAS Ornamental Winner
Concert Bell puts on quite a performance with a unique flower presentation of multiple clusters of 10 to 12 flowers on an erect columnar stem. Beautiful golden yellow blooms appear earlier than the comparisons. Each plant grows to a very uniform height of 5 to 6 feet and if used as a cut flower, makes an instant, ready-made bouquet from just one cut. Excellent seed germination makes this beauty very easy to grow and is perfect for continuous sowing to keep blooms going through the end of summer. Concert Bell was trialed in a year of adverse weather conditions and multiple judges commented on its durability and sturdiness even through strong storms and winds.
2022 Edible Winner
Purple Zebra tomato is a fun new addition to striped tomatoes, producing tomatoes that are rich with complex flavors and a moderately firm texture. Dark red fruits with green stripes and a deep mahogany red interior do not produce muddy coloration like other tomatoes of this type. The taste is sweet and acidic leaning to sweet. Overall, this tomato has a better taste and thinner skin than comparisons with excellent disease resistance. Judges say this is a very marketable fruit for farmers’ market growers. High disease resistance to ToMV, Verticillium Wilt Va/Vd, Fusarium Wilt Race 1, Leaf Mold A-E, Late Blight PH2/PH3, and intermediate resistance to TYLCV and TSWV.