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When is it safe to plant in Montana. LOL

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When is it safe to plant in Montana. LOL

Post  Melvin on 5/31/2011, 8:51 am

May 31 2011 we was greeted with a white covering on all the roofs this morning. The mountains that surround us have new snow and the bird bath is frozen. The only thing up in the Raised Garden Beds is radishes and turnips the Beds where planted May 22.

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Re: When is it safe to plant in Montana. LOL

Post  walshevak on 5/31/2011, 9:40 am

I can see why your beds are wrapped up. Here's to a bit warmer weather for you. bottoms up

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Post  Melvin on 5/31/2011, 9:41 am

How does one edit the message?

It should say When is Safe to Plant in Montana
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Re: When is it safe to plant in Montana. LOL

Post  genes on 5/31/2011, 9:47 am

What are you growing during your short season?
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Short season crops

Post  Melvin on 5/31/2011, 9:55 am

@genes wrote:What are you growing during your short season?

That is the reason for the hoops to extend the season because we can get a frost by Sept.

We have carrots, beets, spinach, beans, lettuce, turnips, mostly root crops.

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Re: When is it safe to plant in Montana. LOL

Post  Barkie on 5/31/2011, 11:25 am

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@genes wrote:What are you growing during your short season?

That is the reason for the hoops to extend the season because we can get a frost by Sept.

We have carrots, beets, spinach, beans, lettuce, turnips, mostly root crops.


Goodness, and there was me thinking I had a short season. I hope the fabulous view makes up for having to defrost your birdbath.

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Re: When is it safe to plant in Montana. LOL

Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 5/31/2011, 11:35 am

I saw a neat video on youtube about extending the season. I can't find it right now, but will keep looking.

The hoops are an obvious must up there. But, rope lights and some thermal mass may help a little, too.

Bottom line, though, is to get your fall crops loaded up in late summer when they grow well. That way you have a lot to stagger a harvest with as the cold weather slows everything down. Once harvested, it just won't recover well. But, you already know that I'm sure.

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Re: When is it safe to plant in Montana. LOL

Post  boog1 on 5/31/2011, 1:46 pm

when i was stationed in great falls one of the civilans working on base told me "we have 4 seasons here spring-june summer-july fall-augest winter-sept-may so i feel for yas.


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Seasons in Montana

Post  Melvin on 5/31/2011, 2:26 pm

Or the other favorite is we have two season Winter and Road construction. If you have every tried traveling around Montana.

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Alright 60 degrees at noon

Post  Melvin on 5/31/2011, 2:32 pm

Now that the morning frost is gone I raised the curtains up from each side first time since planting on May 22.
Got few things coming up gave them all good soaking will the sun is shining.

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Re: When is it safe to plant in Montana. LOL

Post  HPartin on 5/31/2011, 2:49 pm

Your stone/cement beds are beautiful. They look like they'll be there for a while. Very Happy

I am envious of cooler weather while we are having a record-breaking string of 90 degree days.

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