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Earlier or later?

When to plant transplants in the garden

May 20, 2014
Yvonne McCormick - ISU Extension Horticulturist (yvonne@iastate.edu) , The Daily Freeman Journal

May is a month for planting, and most vegetable crops and flowers can now be planted in the garden. However, the timing of when to plant them out is critical. Tender transplants like tomato, pepper, and eggplant may not survive the cold if planted too early. Even as late as May 14, there is still a 10 percent chance we could receive a frost in our area. And we have had some very cool nights lately.

 
 
 

 

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