Is there any hope for starting a vegetable garden after June 1 in North America
zone 5? If so, what should I plant? If not, what prep work should I do for
gardening next year?
We're closing on a house at the end of May, and I can't access the property
Thanks in advance for your thoughts and suggestions!
what do you like to eat?
many of the beans, peas, beets, chards,
will be ok with a little later planting.
some greens it may be better to wait until
after the hot weather cools down (end of
smaller tomatoes, or get the largest plants
that the greenhouse has left. bury it a bit
deeper than normal (we always put our tomatoes
down deeply because they will root out from the
i'd avoid onions, garlics (until later in the
fall), and any crops that are noted cool
weather crops. it's pretty unlikely we'll have
much cool weather...
many of the peppers will likely be fine if
you can still find plants. we get several
harvests per season from them.
i think the hardest aspect is getting the
areas ready to plant if they are not already
set up as garden spaces, that and not knowing
the soil conditions and light, water flows.
kinda pushing luck in a lot of ways, but at
least it will always be an adventure. :)
I'll second bird's recommendations. Starter plants are probably the best
way for you to go, but you might look at Vesey's Seeds
<http://www.veseys.com/ as they seem to sell primarily to folks that
live in similar zones.
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