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Planting vegetable seeds yet?

Anybody plant their vegetable seeds yet?

I was looking at planting some pole beans, carrots, and some seed potatoes but am not sure if I'm too early.
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The 7 day forecast in Ontario will be mostly cool, so I will wait until there are 3 warm days in a row to heat up the soil. If you are near Windsor or Niagara, you can start earlier.
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Most seed packages have a timeline for planting relative to the last frost date. In London, Ont the usual last frost happens early/mid May and I plant small plants outdoors May 2-4 weekend.

Carrots and Beans sprout in 7-14 days, Potatoes 14-28 days. The time to plant is now! An egg carton with dirt is great for seedlings.

My garden consists of mostly tomatoes and peppers, with some beans, carrots, peas, cukes, pumpkins. I start my peppers in February, Tomatoes in March, and everything else whenever I can. All my sprouts are doing great so far. Next, when I find the time I will plant my herbs for my outdoor garden. I also have an indoor herb garden with Basil, Thyme, Rosemary and soon Mint.
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If planting directly into the ground you could do raddish, spinach and kale now (they like cool weather).
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Everything else (carrots, beans, potatoes) I would wait until the end of May, including cukes, squash and pumpkins since they don't like to be transplanted but will do well and take off quickly once planted.
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One thing to remember is not to plant tomatoes and potatoes in the same locations, using a 3 year cycle.
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I've already planted spinach. Tomorrow I am going to plant strawberries and lettuce. Next weekend I am going to plant beans and tomatoes.

The 14 day forecast is all above zero starting tomorrow morning.
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spookstaz wrote: The 14 day forecast is all above zero starting tomorrow morning.
spookstaz wrote: I've already planted spinach. Tomorrow I am going to plant strawberries and lettuce.
Are you planting in strawberry plants? There's no rush on strawberries as they produce very little fruit the first year - second and subsequent years - look out as they love to spread!
spookstaz wrote: Next weekend I am going to plant beans and tomatoes.
You should make a plastic cover for your tomatoes. Think something like a mini greenhouse, to keep them warm at night.
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Don't know where you are, but we need at least another month.
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westcoastyvr wrote: Are you planting in strawberry plants? There's no rush on strawberries as they produce very little fruit the first year - second and subsequent years - look out as they love to spread!
Yes yesterday I bought a 9-pack of strawberry plants from Botanix for $10.99 and this weekend I am going to plant them in rail planters on top of my patio fence. If the temperature drops back below zero I'll temporarily bring them back inside. I read that if you cut off at least 50% of the runners the plants will produce more fruit on the first year.
westcoastyvr wrote: You should make a plastic cover for your tomatoes. Think something like a mini greenhouse, to keep them warm at night.
Yeah good idea. I will be planting my tomatoes into a 6 inch raised bed. My city, Kirkland, is giving out free tomato plants on May 7th! I might go shopping and see if I can get a couple cloches (transparent glass coverings).
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Hard to give advice on this when you dont give location.

I've planted everything.. including tomato plants. BC weather is great, we've already had temps up to 30.
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Keelie wrote: Hard to give advice on this when you dont give location.

I've planted everything.. including tomato plants. BC weather is great, we've already had temps up to 30.
London ontario

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