Saturday, May 1, 2010

Cool Weather and Warm Weather Plants

Some plants like it hot,
and some do not,
some plants are bold,
and like it cold.
Hee hee!

Not all plants like the same soil and air temperature. We've learned the hard way that you just can't go down to the garden one weekend and plant your entire garden in one fell swoop.  Well, you can, but you'll be less successful than if you plant according to the preferences of your plants.  Here's what we've discovered about plants who like it hot and those who do not.

The general rule of thumb is plant early if you eat the stems (celery), roots (carrots), leaves (lettuce) or flowers (broccoli); plant late if you eat the fruit (tomatoes) or the seeds (corn).  For a more detailed list, look below.

Cold Weather Crops 
- plant outdoors 4 weeks before last frost ( in Winnipeg - April 26)
leeks
onions
spinach
swiss chard
peas
radishes



Cool Weather Crops 
- plant outdoors 2 weeks before last frost (in Winnipeg - May 12)
carrots
lettuce
parsley
beets
potatoes
broccoli
cauliflower
cabbage


Warm Weather Crops 
- plant after the last frost when soil is warm (in Winnipeg - May 24)
tomatoes
peppers
beans
eggplant
melons
cucumbers
squash
zucchini
pumpkin
corn

2 comments:

juliezimmerman said...

Just checked out your blog in its entirety. Wonderful! Brilliant! I will definitely be following and writing down your tips. Good job Getty.

manitobaveggiedelight said...

Thanks Julie!