Time of Planting
I could use some advice. We are having a landscaping company do the hardscape and grading in our new house's backyard. This will effect the whole back yard even where the veggie garden is supposed to go. I'm guessing that it will be done by the end of June but perhaps by mid-June. I will then be able to start planting (although most perinnials, shrubs, & trees will be going in in the fall).
I've started some tomatos and really wanted to have lots to can this summer. I've thought about doing pots but I'd hate to spend the money on them, plus the cost of potting soil if I'm only going to use them one year (I'd like about 6 tomato plants). Do you think I can still use the tomato seedlings I've started? - they are looking pretty good right now - not big enough to plant out but by mid-May they should be perfect. When do you usually plant your tomatos here?
We had originally planned to have this done a month earlier but the original cost of what we wanted was quite high and we had to work with the designer to cut costs and that took some time. So, in the process we lost 2-4 weeks.
I was going to plant bush pink banana squash (days to harvest - 90) and sugar pie pumpkins (days to harvest 100) also. Do you thing they'll be able to produce if I direct seed them after the garden is done in mid to late June? I'm pretty sure that my zucchini, yellow squash, corn and green beans will give me some produce.