Vegetable Planting

BaconatorApril 21, 2014

This is my first year planting vegetables in a garden and I was curious as to when I should start planting? I'm planning on tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, broccolli, peppers, and various herbs from plants that I'll get at the local nursery. I'm also going to do green beans and snow peas from seed. I live in way north jersey in the mountains so it tends to get chilly at night, this morning it was 28 degrees when I left for work. Any suggestions would be a great help :-)

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jerseygirl07603 z6NJ

I usually wait until Mother's Day for tomatoes and peppers. Have pushed the envelope and planted May 1, but that can be iffy. Your zone 6 is probably not the same as my zone 6 since you're in the mountains. Suggest you ask at the garden center what your last frost date is. I do think you can do broccoli now though, since it prefers cooler temps.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2014 at 7:54AM
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bropaul(6 NJ)

It's hard to give an actual date. You need to wait until your night time temperatures are consistently in the 50's. Any sooner and your stuff will be stunted.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2014 at 8:50PM
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Snow peas, broccolli and beans should be ok now, But wait with the rest until at least 50 at night and 70 plus during the day.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2014 at 8:57PM
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