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Old 04-25-2009, 01:53 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I've been procrastinating since I feel like I can't find local info. I'm in zone 5a according to a Canadian zoning map, in southern Ontario.

Could someone please put me out of my misery and just tell me what I can put it in the ground now even with the risk of frost present?

Thanks a million in advance!!!


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I would suggest talking to gardening stores in your area, if anyone knows they should. Also, if you notice that a neighbor has a garden you can ask them for some tips.

I live in Alberta where we get chinooks and was excited to find a book that relates to our unique growing season ("Gardening under the arch"). Maybe there is something for your area? The only thing I can start right now is indoor seeds since we have snow on the ground. :P I'll be putting peas out once the soil is dry/ soft enough & in early may will plant lettuce & spinach. The rest has to wait until med-late may thanks to our May long weekend snows & late frosts.

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I'm in Zone 3 and when the ground is workable which it should be for you, even with several frosts to go I plant

potatoes, onions, peas, lettuce, chard, spinach, beets, radishes.

basically anything that says "plant in early spring as soon as ground is workable"

by the time they sprout it'll be warmer and they can all tolerate light frosts.
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This is American but if you find your frost date (google for it) it should still be pretty useful. I don't see how it would be different. It's what I'm using to base my planting on.
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What exactly are you planning to plant?

Now would be the time to throw down asparagus crowns, blackberry canes, blueberry bushes, transplant strawberries, raspberries, onions, chives, pansies, day lilies. Fruit trees, hops vines, grape vines. While they're all still dormant so they can bud out after you've put them in the ground.

Lettuce and peas could go in, they can take a very light frost usually.

Fwiw, I'm in a chilly USDA zone 5 (they say 6, I don't believe them because I can't plant anything heat loving before the end of May/early June - when we get frosts and sometimes snow until June, yeah.

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Any sort of greens, lettuce, etc. are good. Radishes. Peas. Cilantro. Next fall put in garlic and it will be starting to come up this time of year. Early beets.

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