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When do i start gardening?

When are the gardening seasons for veggies and what type of veggies?

When do you start growing strawberries?

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Asked by TummyPrincess at 12:37 PM on Oct. 18, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • I'm in the mid-west so I don't start planting until late March or early April. You can look up what zone you're in to know when it's a good time to start planting.

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 12:41 PM on Oct. 18, 2009

  • START NOW! First, send for seed catalogs from everywhere! You know the weather report is never right, and every garden has it's own "micro-climate" anyway, so get a thermometer and put it on the side of the house or the fence or somewhere to record the temperature in your garden every day. (You'll be amazed at the difference from the weather report on TV!) Also write down how many hours of sunshine it gets every day and from which direction--all that boring stuff, and find out what USDA zone you are in. Then look through all the catalogs and decide what you want to plant next spring. (You don't have to buy seeds from the catalog unless you want to, they're just to get ideas.) Plan where and when to plant each vegetable in the garden, and by the time you havea plan ready, it will be time to start, usually April or May here. And only plant what you will REALLY eat! (If nobody in your family eats spinach, don't plant it.)

    Answer by pagan_mama at 7:37 AM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • Sorry I can't help you about growing strawberries, I'm allergic to them and nobody else in the family seems to be that fond of them, so I've never grown them. I think there is two or three different types though. Some that have some berries all summer, and some that have a big harvest of berries all at once and that's all. (Yeah, the catalog calls them "everbearing" and "June bearing".) There's a bunch of different hybrids within each type, so there's a lot to choose from. Looks like you have to buy baby plants, and they last several years.

    Answer by pagan_mama at 7:44 AM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • strawberries are perennials, you can plant them now or in the spring. depending on where you live of course. if you have any resources for seed starting inside you can start around february. or you can plant things like lettuce and radishes, turnips and carrots now in the south or in a cold frame up north. all depends on where you live and what you want from a garden. send me a note with specifics if you need more help.

    Answer by jewjewbee at 8:35 AM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • When to start depends on where you live & what you can grow depends on how long your growing season is, as well as what kind of whether you typically have in your area. Different veggies like cool or hot weather & some need a longer growing season than others - what types of veggies do you want to grow?

    A good idea is to start w/your plant hardiness zone, then find seeds/plants that do well in your area (info should be listed w/the seed/plants). Here's a link to planting zones to help you find yours: Once you know your zone, it will be easy to figure out what is adapted to grow in your area.

    For the strawberries, like a pp said, they're a perennial, so it doesn't really matter too much when you plant as long as you can work the ground (unless you're growing them in a pot, then it doesn't matter at all).


    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 9:59 AM on Oct. 19, 2009

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