When to Plant

ANDY MILLS


Around our area we’ve all heard that it is sage to plant the garden after the derby. In most years that works especially if you’ll wait until the weekend after the derby. If you recall last year we had a 27⁰ F morning on May 9. We’ve just experienced a cool week. These very low nighttime temperatures cool the top four inches of the soil which is a detriment for seed germination and root development for most of our annual garden vegetables. Below is a table of common vegetables grown in the garden and the suggested planting dates across the state. I recommend this be the rule of thumb more so than the derby.

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