Certain vegetables must be planted at very specific times of the year. Learn about vegetable garden planting dates with help from a landscape designer and horticulture writer in this free video clip.
Hi, I'm Marci Degman, the aspiring gardener, and today we're going to talk about vegetable garden planting dates. Now the problem with that is you can find information on frost dates a number of different ways. You can look up the USA frost dates. You can look up local frost dates. You can look up seed companies, they'll have a list. So what you have to do is find a list that is closest to where you live because it's going to vary quite a bit. I looked up the USA frost dates for my area and it was two weeks different from the one from a local company. So the best thing you can do is find a graph that tells you your dates and then do your own research. What you need to do is you need to talk to area gardeners. You need to see what other people are doing and you need to see what the outdoor temperatures are. In my area, we wait until the ground is 60 degrees or warmer and it's fairly nice and it's not 40 degrees at night. So what you want to do is get your vegetables, be ready to plant, keep them in a protected spot and then when all the other things are right, then plant them. The charts are only there to help you but you've got to use your common sense about when to actually put them out or you could lose your vegetables. So, when you want to go plant your vegetables, get out and do some sleuthing.
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