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Seeds & Bulbs

The Bruce Company’s Garden Center is well known for having one of the largest selections of seeds and bulbs in southern Wisconsin! With over 2,000+ varieties of garden seeds, the experts at the Plant Desk are standing by to help you find exactly what you need for a fun and fruitful planting season. Along with our great selection of flowering bulbs for spring, summer and the holidays!

Have a Plant Question? Don’t hesitate and call The Bruce Company at (608) 836-7041 and ask for an expert at the Plant Desk, or email us at plantdesk@brucecompany.com.


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Vegetable Planting Dates To Remember

(These Dates are for the Southern Wisconsin Area)

Early Spring Planting: (April 15 – May 15)

Arugula, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery (transplant), Chives, Cilantro*, Fava Bean, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce*, Mustards*, Onions, Parsley, Peas, Potatoes, Radish*, Salad Greens*, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Turnips.

* re-plant throughout the season

Spring Planting: (May 15 – May 31)

Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Cilantro*, Corn, Cucumber, Dill, Fennel, Greens*, Lettuce*, Pac Choy, Radish*, Soybeans, Squash, Swiss Chard.

* re-plant throughout the season

Late Spring Planting: (Memorial Day – June 30)

Eggplant, Peppers, Tomatoes (all transplants), Amaranth, Basil*, Beans, Brussels Sprouts, Corn, Cowpeas, Lima Beans, Melons, Okra, Pumpkins, Radiccio, Soybeans, Squash/Zucchini, Watermelon.

* re-plant throughout the season

Fall Planting: (July 1 – July 15)

Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Kale, Swiss Chard.

Fall Planting: (August 1 – August 15)

Beets, Carrots, Cilantro*, Greens*, Kale, Lettuce, Pac Choy, Peas, Radish*, Swiss Chard.

* re-plant throughout the season

Late Fall Planting: (August 15 – August 30)

Arugula, Cilantro, Corn Salad (Mache), Miner’s Lettuce, Mizuna, Radish, Spinach.

Season Extenders

Row Cover:

A heavyweight spun fabric row cover can be used to extend the planting season 2 to 3 weeks earlier in the spring, and the harvest season in the fall by 2 to 4 weeks. These covers are light enough to place directly on top of seedlings and allow light and water through. Using simple wire hoops to raise the cover slightly allows easier access to the crops.

Cold Frame:

A box (often partially sunk into the soil) with a translucent or transparent cover that can be used to grow vegetables and herbs, and to harden off tender transplants. Using a cold frame to grow the most cold-tolerant crops can allow you to harvest fresh vegetables well into the winter. Arugula, Carrots, Corn Salad, Kale, Miner’s Lettuce, Mizuna, and Spinach are all excellent cold-tolerant winter crops.


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