When will you start

plantsonthepointMarch 19, 2008

When would you start direct sowing annuals and veggies in lower SC? Last year in NC we had that terrible late freeze, so I am skiddish about putting out tender new plants or seeds until I am sure they'll be OK. Also, I am new to this zone and don't know yet what to expect from the spring here.

Thanks for advice.


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Our typical last freeze date is April 15. I have a sneaky suspicion that we'll have a freeze around the end of March. I don't know why I think so...maybe just paranoia from last year. But the first week in April should be o.k. Maybe even earlier if they are slow starters.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2008 at 7:45PM
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ole_dawg(7 UpCountry SC)

Remember: March in like a lamb, out like a Lion.

I am up a little higher and all I am putting in are cole crops.

1eyedJack and the Dawg

    Bookmark   March 21, 2008 at 4:23PM
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Never done this before but I'm planting this year to the Farmers Almanac. I know, I may be overthinking but I'm planting veggies to a cross reference to the frost chart and almanac. Most of my stuff is scheduled to go in April 15 to 20.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2008 at 1:44AM
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I apprieciate the responces. I was afraid it was wishful thinking to D/S this early. My sister is eager for me to make a veggie garden for her, but I thought it was too early. Thanks for all the advice. I'll wait until the 15th.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2008 at 8:34AM
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