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April 28th, 2011, 07:27 AM
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When will you be planting outdoors this year? I know some of us live in colder areas... (is the snow gone yet?!)

We're in Zone 5B so we'll be planting outdoors toward the middle of May. I was out in the garden the other day setting up a trellis for my peas and I noticed that I have some volunteer tomatoes coming up already!
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April 28th, 2011, 07:42 AM
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About mid May here also. We probably wont even get a veggie garden in this year though Still working on our raised beds. Maybe buy fall I can do some cool season crops.

Central Ohio Zone 5 BTW.
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im hopeing to plant outside mid to end of may. i am starting my seeds in the greenhouse next week - sunday and monday. dh is going to start the soil work this next week too.
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About mid May here also. We probably wont even get a veggie garden in this year though Still working on our raised beds. Maybe buy fall I can do some cool season crops.

Central Ohio Zone 5 BTW.
Zone buddy! What's left to do for your raised beds? I'm hoping to do fall crops too... I'm not putting a whole lot out for summer since our little one is due in mid-August.

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im hopeing to plant outside mid to end of may. i am starting my seeds in the greenhouse next week - sunday and monday. dh is going to start the soil work this next week too.
What will you be starting?
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April 28th, 2011, 09:33 AM
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i have a whole basket of seed packets. radish, peppers, tomatoos, peas, beans. onion, lettuces, squash (mostly zucchini) spinach b sprouts corn (not much though) and herbs too. i only have three pots in the kitchen right now, the herbs dident servive well after the move or at least im blaming the move )

im also going to plant some flowers in containers at the end of the week i hope. iv not done flowers before so im a bit nervous about it
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Zone buddy! What's left to do for your raised beds? I'm hoping to do fall crops too... I'm not putting a whole lot out for summer since our little one is due in mid-August.
Build them.. all of them, lol. We have had the lumber for a year but have to clean it up and pull nails and I just never feel like it.
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i have a whole basket of seed packets. radish, peppers, tomatoos, peas, beans. onion, lettuces, squash (mostly zucchini) spinach b sprouts corn (not much though) and herbs too. i only have three pots in the kitchen right now, the herbs dident servive well after the move or at least im blaming the move )

im also going to plant some flowers in containers at the end of the week i hope. iv not done flowers before so im a bit nervous about it
You might want to check the back of the packets to see the planting recommendations. If you are able to direct sow in mid- to late-May, then you should already be able to sow radishes, peas, lettuce and spinach directly outdoors - those plants like a bit of cold (especially lettuce, keeps it from beign bitter) and can handle a touch of frost. Those don't typically start well indoors either, especially not radishes or any other root veggies. You want to start them in their permanent home.

Mine have been in since St. Patrick's Day and it sounds like we are in similar zones. Also with your set-out date, your peppers and tomatoes are not likely to be ready in 2-4 weeks, typically you start those about 6-8 weeks ahead of time, but you'll have to check your seed packets to be sure. You would probably have better luck putting them outdoors directly and using a cloche to help them grow. They'll be late season either way - if you start them in the green house or directly outdoors. Do you know what your zone is?

Good luck with the flowers! I am also doing some annuals this year, I usually only put in bulbs but I have a ton of packets of annuals, so I'm just going to go ahead and do them

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Build them.. all of them, lol. We have had the lumber for a year but have to clean it up and pull nails and I just never feel like it.
Ahhh... yeah, that takes some doing I can't say as I blame you, it's a lot of work! And then you have to fill them... Actually, all that work is why I prefer to just do a regular garden and do extra work on the soil. Too much startup for raised beds for me I do want to build a cold frame this fall, though.
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I planted peas, cosmos and zinnia today! - Can't wait to get the rest done.
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Unfortunately i think my gardening is going to be on hold for this year because we're moving. DH and I just got back from FL, which is where we'll be moving to in about 2 1/2 weeks!!! We're going to be in a short term rental while we look for a house but i'm hoping that i'll be able to get some gardening in by the late summer/early fall when we plan to have a house...i have no idea about gardening in that zone though so i'm not sure if that's even possible
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A veranda or outdoor patio can be a great spot to grant your house plants a summer trip. Like us, they get an extra small bit of energy with a change of landscapes and are in great shape to come back to their normal interior environment whenever the temperature turns. The plant life love their new surroundings and make excellent additions to collections of patio pots. Everyone reacts to the heat, refreshing air, rain and evidently sunshine by giving off fresh advancement and vigor as seasons change.

There is a process to moving houseplants outside. It's extremely important that they are relocated slowly but surely so that they will not go into distress and grow to be familiar to the quite different conditions over time. Exactly like seedlings, they demand to be coated. Start to sit the planters and pots outside when the weather condition has heated up and just about any danger of frost is over. Firstly, set the pots in a protected, shady area. If you begin with the plant containers in the sun, they will scorch - despite the fact that they have already been in a window all wintertime. Expose them to more and more sun over the course of about a week. Check every single day to see that the terrain is wet and there are no scorch marks on any of the leaves.

By the beginning of summer, they really should be completely incorporated in the garden. Each houseplant has its own spot among the several containers. They create a fresh aspect to the porch and patio and can easily even be positioned in the garden scenery to add a definite focal point to the area. It's so effortless to move flower pots and canisters all over, attempt to locate places where they will receive the early morning sun and afternoon shade, aside from the hot sun rays of the late afternoon.
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