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Can I plant anyting yet???

Post  nickiefriend on 3/17/2011, 7:26 pm

Hey! Newbie here! I live in Middle Tennessee and I am absolutely dying to plant my garden. I have tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, squash, and green peppers growing inside in my portable green house. Can I plant them outside yet? I realize that I still have some frost to contend with, but if I planted them what can I use to "protect" them from the weather :?:

The beds are ready and I am just chomping at the bit!! Any info would be great
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Re: Can I plant anyting yet???

Post  Furbalsmom on 3/17/2011, 7:50 pm

Nickie

You can put out your cool weather veggies like lettuce, radishes, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, onions and chard several weeks before your last frost date. Forgot to add carrots!

Unless you have a LOT of protection (such as crop covers, grow blankets and/or covered hoops) you don't want your warm weather plants planted outside until after danger of frost is over.

In general, tomatoes, green and hot peppers, eggplant, cukes, squash and beans need warmer soil and protection from cooler weather and frost.

Don't forget to harden those babies off by acclimating them to the temps of the real world prior to planting outside.


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Post  Patty from Yorktown on 3/17/2011, 9:17 pm

I agree that the warm weather crops will not be happy, however if you are determined... you can cut up soda bottles to make a cloch. That is a dome to keep heat in. Leave the cap on the bottle and cut the bottom off. Any leaves which touch the sides may get burned. Do not forget to remove the cloch during the day, so your plants do not get fried.

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