Posted by Gardener Marc | Posted in Basic Gardening Tips, Vegetable Gardening | Posted on 10-03-2012
Tags: advices, autumn, perannials, vegetables, weather
I know, its written on most packaging of the seed, but I often got e-mails from friends and readers asking, wehen they should plant or seed their vegetables. Here I’ll give you some quick advices:
thevegetablegarden.info offers a great guide to at (approximately) what time you can start to plant which crops: planting schedule ( click here ). For example for me (in Indiana) this would be from late march to april, or even later for less frost-hardy crops like cucumber. This information is particularly important if you want to have maximum yields on your vegetable patch and plan to grow two times (in spring and in autumn).
If you’re living in a rather cold zone but still want to harvest more than once per year, I recommend to plant annuals like peas, carrots or lettuce in seed starter boxes inside your house and to set them outside once the weather is turning towards summer(the same can be done with fast-growing but tender perannials like tomatoes). This method not only allows for an earlier planting season – you can also grow more plants in your patch as you only replant the healthy plants.
This website should be a community, where everybody can share his experience. So, when do you seed/plant? please leave a comment