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Once the garden has been planned and the soil has been prepared, the next step is to plant the garden. Time of planting may depend on factors such as: whether you are planting seeds or transplants, the length of your growing season, and your local climate. See the following sections to find out the best time to start planting in your region and how and when you should plant specific garden crops.
The timing and length of the growing season are key factors in determining when to plant, what type of vegetable varieties will be well-suited for your length of growing season, and when you can expect to lay the garden to rest. Contact your local Extension office for this information.
When to plant a vegetable crop depends on both the weather and the crop. Cool-season crops can be planted before the last chance of frost in the spring, whereas warm-season crops must wait until temperatures are suitable for growth. Pushing your luck by trying to start your warm-season crops before soil and air temperatures are suitable can actually delay growth.
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Should you start your garden by direct seeding or transplanting?
When it comes to planting time, many resources refer to soil temperature as an indicator of when to plant. However, first you have to know how to find your soil temperature. Use the following article to find soil temperatures:
The vegetable garden doesn't have to end come fall. To prolong your vegetable garden season, see: