I'm always behind getting the early stuff in. When do you all plant your onions? Any thing else that can be planted soon?
T can you and the others please explain WHY you put your potatoes in so early?doubleT said:my onions went last week and my peas went in on St. Patricks day ( pea on Patrick as we call it) Potatoes are going tomorrow (03/21/11) the day after the Vernal Equinox.
My Mom and Dad did their garden that way...they bought the farmers almanac each year and went by it on what days to plant stuff by what phase the moon was in.410-er said:Anyone ever do the plant the above ground crops on full moon and below ground crops on dark moon?
Hippy,mountainhippie said:My girlfriend and I couldn't wait any longer. Last weekend we planted tomatoes, Brussels sprouts, onions, garlic, lettuce (mesclun mix), and peas. Tomatoes and brussels sprouts were started indoors weeks ago, and were looking really good when we put them it. We still have eggplant and pepper plants growing in the basement, plus beans, zucchini, summer sqash, cucumber, and potatoes to plant from seed.
Technically, the almanac said the last frost date here is May 6, but watching the weather forcast, it's not supposed to go below 40 for the next 10 days, so we took a risk. This is the first year I've actually made seed starting work, so I really hope the weather holds and doesn't kill everything we put in the ground!