i live in rochester, ny (between buffalo and sewercuse). last year was my
first attempt at gardening. this year i aim to improve. its getting kinda
nice out and i am pondering....is it too early to put the 3-6" tall plants
on my windowsill into the garden outside? if so, when? thanks
started a bunch of plants this year. some veggies some flowers. corn,
maters, beans, peas, pumpkin, sunflowers, carrots, zuchinni, morning
glories, alyssums, marigolds, some perenials (forgot the name) and my
scarlet begonias (tucked into her curls). started them in those little
planter flats on the window sill. now the tallest are around 10" tall (beans
Did you start "all" of the above plants, indoors? Some don't take well to
transplanting (carrots, corn). Some also like to be only sprouted, and then
placed in the ground soon afterwards(peas).
How many corn plants are you putting out? (You'll need more than just a
couple plants, they really need to be planted in a fairly large "block" in
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forgot to answer the first part. yes i did start them all on the windowsill.
the corn and beans and peas are in yogurt cups, everything else is in
planters. did i screw up bad? how can i make the transistion from windowsill
to mother earth easier on them? thanks for your help
No, you didn't "screw up bad". =) If you only planted 12 kernels, you
should still have more in the packet, in case the corn doesn't take well to
the transplanting. Besides, successive plantings of corn will extend your
harvest. ;) I think I'd worry more about how the carrots do, but they're
fairly fast-growing, so you can still sow the seeds directly in the garden
as soon as it warms up. When you transplant everything, make sure you
harden them all off, first. And be quite gentle with the transplants when
you put the plugs in the ground.
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