Using Soil Temperature to Decide When to Plant

We were hot. And, now we’re not. What’s a gardener to do in spring in our changeable northern climate when deciding when to plant vegetables. One option is to use soil temperature as your guide. There are several guides for when to plant, including using frost-free dates or using nature signs (phenology). Soil temperature is…

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When to Plant Your Vegetable Garden

Planting a vegetable garden isn’t just a one-day affair. It’s often done over several weeks, depending on the weather and other factors. There are a variety of ways to determine when to plant what. Cool Season/Warm Season At their simplest, vegetables tend to fall into two categories for planting — cool season and warm season.…

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