Montana nursery offers tips for spring planting

Posted at 10:15 AM, Apr 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-04 12:15:34-04

BOZEMAN – It may be April, but with the cold temperatures and snow storms it certainly does not feel like spring.

Jerry Cashman, owner of Cashman Nursery in Bozeman, says that no spring planting should begin until Mother’s Day. But when it comes to other spring projects, Cashman says they saw fewer customers last month compared to last year.

The nursery isn’t worried too much about the drop in customers because their rush of customers varies from year to year. 

“To compare this year to last year isn’t really fair. If we compared this year to two years ago, we might be about the same. So, it’s just that last year and three years ago were early years. This year and two years ago were late years,” said Cashman.

One flower people can start planting towards the end of April is the sweet pea, and Cashman says he has had people coming in to purchase those.

For those looking ahead to vegetable gardens, that also follows the rule of waiting to plant until Mother’s Day. Cashman added it is wise to be prepared to cover those plants, even that late in the season.