When can i begin planting my garden



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When can i begin planting my garden?

I’m looking at planting the garden (and lawn) this year for May 15th-20th, 2012. This is because the kids will be back from Christmas break by then and, because it’s a sunny, 70-80 degree day, there will be a good chance of being able to get the garden “on paper” and begin “prepping” it as well. What do you think?

Is it “too soon?” Too late?

I usually plan to do a lot of “prepping” in early May, and I’ve had some success with that, but not yet in this particular garden. It does seem to me that it would be better if I wait until May 15th for planting, but it’s the kids that are “in the way.”

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If you’re looking at planting a garden in May that’s going to take a while, I’d wait. I’d hate to pull you off the road just to give you the wrong info.

“Prepping” a garden involves tilling up the soil so you can plant in it. This isn’t something you can do on a whim, it involves a fair amount of work and time. If you plan on waiting that long to begin planting, you could spend your time elsewhere this Spring. Even if the sun is shining for a while in May and June, it’s only for about 6 or 8 weeks. You won’t be able to plant outside that short time period.

That’s about all I could come up with. Just know that you’ll need a good 6 to 8 weeks of sunlight in order to plant. I wouldn’t plant outside at this time of year if you don’t have the ability to do this. If you don’t live in a spot that gets a lot of sun, I’d say stay home and get more work done. It’s not a difficult work project, it just takes time to do it.

Oh dear, that’s the wrong information then. I was referring to starting a house garden (not a garden to take home) in May. You can plant in May as long as you make sure you get plenty of time to dry the soil out. You might need to water it when you plant, but it should drain out properly. I would wait until then to do any of this, but I have seen it done in very dry regions.

I’m glad you came across that article because it explains why I didn’t plant anything this year (I tried to), and what I have to be careful of when I do.

I’m glad you brought up the part about watering the garden. This year, I’m going to be using an automated sprinkler setup. We’ve also got rain barrels, so I’ll be using that for watering the garden as well.

I’m going to do a little more investigating on this before I get started. I’ve got a nice collection of rain barrels. They have to be placed on concrete or poured directly into a hole in the ground. If you need to get rain barrels, you can get them from http://www.gutterwarehouse.com. They also have some awesome prices.

I found this article today and it says that planting in the spring is perfectly acceptable as long as you wait a few months to plant so that it is well-drained. That makes perfect sense to me.

I just bought a new house and, before I do anything, I want to wait until we’ve had a few warm, sunny days to water, so I’m going to put the garden in the ground today. I’m really not sure how fast we’ll get snow this time of year but, the only plants that should start to die should be the ones that were planted in the last month or so. I’m pretty sure everything I’ve planted before that is not already in the ground (some of the perennials I’ve been collecting) will be ok, but I’ll just have to make sure of that.

I think that the biggest thing that could kill my garden is that my yard slopes toward the neighbors, meaning the majority of my garden is at ground level. This means that the sun will hit it a lot and that could lead to wilting. I don’t know what to do about that. It was mentioned in the article that you shouldn’t plant a perennial or other ground-dwelling plant in soil that is too wet or too dry. It said that one-sixth of all U.S. land is classified as “land classified as “soil on slopes.” For gardens, this means that a plant should be at least 10 feet away from where the soil changes from hard to loam, as well as a plant being at least 10 feet from any stone, brick or mortar foundation. That’s what I need to do.

But I also need to get some of my existing plants planted, especially my perennials. So, I’m going to use this time to plant the stuff I’ve been saving. Oh, and I bought two packages of seedlings (two packets of each variety) of the same thing (purple/red/yellow sunflowers) for $1 each. So, I guess I’m going to save on cost if that turns out to be true, especially since the flowers are so beautiful. And they are very easy to grow, which is part of what I bought them for. I’ll get to that later.

There are several books on gardening you can buy. I read one by John R. Stein who has a new book out.

Some people like to watch television, but I like to read books or surf the web. The web can be accessed with the aid of a “tablet” as it’s called, a smartphone or, really, anything with a screen. The tablet is just $99 (I’m having one delivered), the smartphone is $450, but they will do just as well. I think there are quite a few places with free wireless service. The service is called wi-fi and it allows you to access the web from any location with a computer or tablet. It’s free and all you do is log in, go to the website you want to go to and type in the address.

I use an internet service called Vonage (website and phone number), and this service is $24.99 per month plus the cost of the phone service.

You can also do a google search for free wi-fi places where you can go, but I haven’t seen any yet. That’s an additional thing to take care of, but you should have no problem getting to a nice location where you can get in a few hours or more.

Finally, I have found an internet provider that charges $20.99 per month. That is the most expensive and doesn’t offer as much as the other three, but at that price I can use it for both my computer and the phone. It has free wi-fi service, so I don’t need to install an additional service. This is an old system, so be prepared for a learning curve.

You could get a free newspaper, but if


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