Best time to plant?

GardenObsessedNewbie(7b)July 10, 2012

I want to purchase 3 new babies but wonder what the best time of year is to do so. I'm in N. Texas and it's pretty darn hot. Is waiting until fall, when the temps are much cooler, a better idea for planting?

I'm looking at late bloomers, Etoile Violette, Prince Charles, and...? Still haven't decided what to put with Etoile Violette, but maybe Hudline. I really don't want to have to wait until Spring, but will if that is the best time of year to plant Clems.

Thanks in advance.

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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

Fall is good

    Bookmark   July 11, 2012 at 7:15PM
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NHBabs(4b-5aNH)

I also like fall. Warm soil, cooler air temperatures, so the roots have a longer time to grow without the whole plant being stressed by high temperatures. Just keep the soil from drying out if you don't get rain. My plants have done well when I've planted in the spring, but it's more work for me to be sure they don't get too dry.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 7:01AM
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dublinbay z6 (KS)

I have planted 3 clems during the past month, including this morning. They all seem to be doing fine--but in this weather, I do keep a close eye on them--obviously don't want them drying out when they are this underdeveloped.

Mine came in containers. Don't know if I would plant bareroot clems this time of year.

I agree with the others--spring or fall planting is probably a better choice.

Kate

    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 2:05PM
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GardenObsessedNewbie(7b)

Thanks! I'll wait until fall.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 2:37PM
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GardenObsessedNewbie(7b)

Thanks! I'll wait until fall.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 2:40PM
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