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!!!
Laurie, wife to DH (Aug/04), mom toDS1 (Nov/05) and DS2 (June/12).
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.
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.
Peggy: full-time shift-working mama to Kiddo (Nov|04) and Babygirl (May|11). Fiancée to Babe. Step-mom to Tween, my bonus daughter (Sep|00). Currently TTC - http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/3c1739
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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