Getting started is the most daunting part of gardening. So to figure it all out, we called master gardener Adam Weiss, who runs gardening seminars through his Woodstock-based B&B, Pike Lane, and writes a blog full of tips, tricks, and wisdom. What follows are his thoughts on what to plant and when to get it into the ground.
When to plant.
Timing is entirely dependent on the weather and it changes from season to season – last spring was a particularly cold and wet one, for instance, which resulted in poor germination.
• As a general rule, the first seeds that go into the ground are unusually peas around mid-March.
• Early to mid-April also is the time to seed lettuces, carrots, and beets.
• By early May, it's time to plant larger leafy greens such as Swiss chard and kale.
• The week following Memorial Day (or once the ground temperature has warmed to 65-75 degrees), is when to put your warm weather vegetables such as zucchini, tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants into the ground.
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