I've always sort of dragged my feet into the start of the gardening
year and gotten going only once I saw that everyone else was way ahead
of me. But this year I was thinking that now that it's two months in,
maybe a little forethought is in order for once.
Our frost-free date is not until May 15 here. When can the first cold-
weather vegetables go in? When is a good time to start indoor
What should we really be concerned about, if anything, in February?
I'm getting antsy even though the tomatoes are 5-6 months away.
My tomato plants are about 3 inches tall. I couldn't stand it anymore. I
planted seed on Feb 1 (WAY TOO EARLY). Our last frost day here in central
Indiana is May 9th. I planted tomatos and I planted sweet bell peppers in
these little peat pots and I have them on my kitchen table where they get
gobs of sunlight. I do not dare put them in the ground until May 9th (we
usually do about all of our planting on Mother's Day).
Everyone around here plants potatoes on St. Patricks Day
I think I have put in leaf lettuce seeds, radish seeds, and broccoli plants
in the middle of April...like Easter Sunday or so. I know that green leafy
and root suff is a lot tougher. I don't grow cabbage, but I think that is
also an early veggie.
How big is your garden? Mine is only about 15 by 15.
Our plot is probably about 7 x 15. Last year we stuffed 18 tomato
plants, too much basil, some peppers, eggplants, kale, spinach,
chard. The chard did well late, the kale not so well, and the spinach
was a dud.
Starting that kale earlier would probably be a good start.
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