Friday, April 9, 2010

Isn't it (almost) time to plant warm-season vegetables?

I'm anxious to get going, but the weather is still unsettled. In the mountains of North Carolina (Zone 6), where my main summer garden will be this year, it's going to be close to freezing tonight.

NOT weather for tomatoes, peppers, or eggplant, nor time to plant beans, squash, or cucumbers.

In our main Piedmont vegetable garden (the satellite garden), I've put in asparagus crowns and artichokes (nice perennial vegetables) to accompany the onions, garlic, and leeks already planted.

But it should be excellent weather to finish the last two raised beds (in the mountains) and fill them with soil, and hopefully plant some hardy herbs in the corners of the beds above the house.

I'm also planning to sow beets, turnips, 'small' carrots, an Asian green mix, summer-mix lettuce, and late spinach, too, as an experiment -- you never know, it might be a long cool spring!


  1. Lisa, your new raised beds look great! I am sure that they will produce some wonderful veggies for you this year. That timing thing from one location to another can be frustrating though can't it?

  2. Thanks! We're pleased with how they turned out. But, the change in zone and slightly cooler temperatures in the summer have me trying to figure it out. A nice local nursery is selling both cabbage and broccoli transplants now along with all of their tomato and peppers. Hmmm.

  3. Looking forward for an update of your post where vegetables are already grown up healthy.


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