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Old 03-21-2019, 01:10 PM
 
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Today is the first day of spring.

It arrives at 5:58 EDT here on the east coast.

So how soon can you plant in your area?

Im 5b, but really its not safe from deep frost before Memorial day here.

Cold weather crops, cold framing etc can be done soon.

My forsythia is budding, the daffodils are coming up, the perennial plants are greening.

Only thing i havent seen hide nor hair of is the snow drops. Then the crocuses should come up.

Yay spring is here! I be plantin' soon! ( i hope).

Yay!

When SOIL TEMPERATURE is at least 50 degrees at the depth of 4”- plant cold climate crops- radish, peas, potatoes,onions, etc
When the SOIL TEMPERATURE is at least 60-65 degrees at the depth of 4” - you may plant warm weather crops- tomatoes, beans, etc.
One could plant sooner - but it won’t grow and may get diseases or rot.
It could be a 75 degree day(s), but if the soil is still cold- see the above.
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Old 03-21-2019, 02:48 PM
 
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Well, considering there's still a foot of snow in the yard not any time soon! Thank the gods I don't have to worry about weeding yet either.
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Old 03-21-2019, 03:25 PM
 
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I'm going to wait for the snow and ground to melt. It'll be a while.
still have 38 more inches to go in Coos county 3ed Conn.Lake.
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Old 03-21-2019, 06:07 PM
 
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up in maine ...we have to wait til the ground thaws and no snow
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Old 03-21-2019, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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It's generally safest here to wait until late May--Memorial Day--to start seriously planting anything

The first year we were up here and I planted earlier in May, we got a couple of frosts that ruined our plantings so no more of that.
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:29 PM
 
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Well I am in 4b/5a and I just harvested some of my fall planting from my cold frame and I planted out some lettuce, kale, and chard into a cold frame on Monday and planted more spinach yesterday. My last frost is usually May 25th.
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Old Yesterday, 04:54 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Full moon is May 18th and mothers day is the 12. Close enough.
Last year full moon was May 29th. Way off.
In 2015 Full moon was May 3rd. Too early.

Mothers day is mid May every yr (90% of time?) so a better thumb to use.


I think it's just easier to remember "Mid May" than a holiday or moon phase anyway. lol
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Old Yesterday, 05:00 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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It could be a 75 degree day(s), but if the soil is still cold- see the above.
Oh yeah, April 14-15 last year max temps reached 70s but the soil temp was still 40s.
Shouldn't go by air temps especially in March and April here.
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Old Yesterday, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Last year full moon was May 29th. Way off.
In 2015 Full moon was May 3rd. Too early.

Mothers day is mid May every yr (90% of time?) so a better thumb to use.


I think it's just easier to remember "Mid May" than a holiday or moon phase anyway. lol
In Ohio, I used Mothers Day too. Itís easier to use the holidays to remember to fertilize, too. Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day. Down here in GA, I start on St Patrickís.
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Old Yesterday, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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after water walking this morning and taking doggy to get her shots I will have free time: that means I really can start getting the containers ready. I am so excited the spring is finally here. Still won't put anything in dirt quite yet.
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