50 Things to Do Before Memorial Day: Plant a Vegetable Garden


Memorial Day weekend draws ever closer, and while we at Dan’s Papers can’t wait, we also know there are many things we have to squeeze in during the next few weeks on the East End, lest we lose our chance with all that summer brings. We know that if we don’t get out and do these now, we’ll have to wait until after Labor Day before we try again…and so will you!

We continue our countdown of things to do before Memorial Day weekend on the East End with #11: Plant a Vegetable Garden

The old adage about vegetable gardening on Long Island is to do your planting on Mother’s Day. That’s typically when it is safe to plant seeds—or seedlings started indoors—in your garden bed without risking them dying from cold.

If you failed to get your seeds in the ground already, you could head to Halsey Farm & Nursery in Water Mill, Hampton Nursery in Hampton Bays, or another one of the Hamptons garden suppliers for some vegetable seedlings that are already several inches tall, giving you a greater chance of success this spring and summer.

When you manage your own garden, you can be confident that the food your feed your family is pesticide free.  And vegetables just taste better when your grow them yourself.

But by the time Memorial Day hits, it may be too late to get a garden started. So stop procrastinating!

Come back tomorrow for 50 Things to Do Before Memorial Day in the Hamptons #10.

<< Read Memorial Day Countdown #12

More from Our Sister Sites