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Plant at the right time


Around the end of February, all gardeners suffer from a common problem ... Spring Fever. You can find all the items are moved toward the ground protected by elements in their parkas or raking the back cover when the daffodils are starting to come through the ground, once frozen. But when is the right time to plant?

In early spring usually signals the beginning of the growing season for most gardeners. But it is important to plant at the right time of year, and it is always spring. Depending on where you live, planting time for your garden can vary as much as one to two months. In some parts of south, the plant may begin by the end of February, but in the North may not be able to start until April.

Some plants also requires that you plant them at certain times of the year. Many vegetable seeds can be planted in spring as well as numerous species of flowers. Bulbs can be planted in autumn and early spring.


Trees and Shrubs


Trees and shrubs can usually be planted in the fall, before it gets too cold, most recently in October. Planting in summer is generally not recommended in many parts of the country due to extreme heat. Your plants will not have time to settle and excess care may be necessary to prevent them from languishing.

The deadline for most practical sowing of crops is August 1. This may seem like a delayed start, but if the desire to collect the late fall, this could be the right time for you. Vegetables such as carrots, green beans and turnips can be planted so late. Other vegetables take longer to mature. Pumpkins, cucumbers and melons, which require a longer growing season and usually have to be planted, then by the end of June.

Areas of resistance of plants are also important to consider planting a garden. Plant resistance areas have been developed to support the USDA for gardeners and farmers. Some varieties of plants can not survive extreme areas. The regions are numbered from 1 to 11, and directly correlated with an average of at least the temperatures of different regions. Extreme southern Florida is Zone 10, while in Maine and the northeast United States, especially in the fall of zones 3 and 4 A good example is rhubarb. Rhubarb requires cold winters to produce properly, and its growth is stunted, the temperature is above 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Plant rhubarb in Miami makes no sense.

Many gardeners also rely on time-honored traditions that tell them when to plant. The old farmer almanac is such a source of the grandfather and the planting of more advice. Some gardeners even use superstition as a basis for the time of planting, such as planting with the moon phases, and some vegetables are cross-pollinated and should be planted separately from each other and at different times.

For best results in your garden, make sure you know which plants survive in the area where you live, and at the latest you can plant to ensure a rich harvest.


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