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Need to know when to plant? Look here

By Penny Stine

The warm temperatures may be luring you out and tempting you to plant, but resist the temptation to plant some fruits and veggies early. I have learned the hard way that not only will a spring frost kill the tender young seedlings, some seeds just don't like it when you stick them in the cold hard ground.
I found this great website full of helpful information, including a chart that shows optimal soil temperature not only for germination rates, but also for the best production. It may save tears later when you wait impatiently for the watermelon that never comes up.

This year, I'm practicing patience and I will not plant green beans until almost June.  

I did plant peas and kale over this last weekend, because I know they like it cold and I had to go plant something.  


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