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)
Cool Weather Crops
- plant outdoors 2 weeks before last frost (in Winnipeg - May 12)
Warm Weather Crops
- plant after the last frost when soil is warm (in Winnipeg - May 24)