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Is it too late to start planting a garden?

Posted by lindsey_in_ky 6 (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 17, 08 at 11:03

I am new to gardening and just moved into a new duplex where I can plant a fairly large garden. My neighbors told me that they would let me use part of their garden this year to plant some vegetables. I was wondering if it is too late to start planting, and what would be some good things to plant this late in the year. I know that I want to plant tomatoes, but other than that I don't know what would grow well this late in the year. Also any help on varities of tomatoes would be great as well. We eat a lot of potatoes, tomatoes, green peppers, squash, zuccini (sp?), and watermelon. I would like to plant some sunflowers for my kids and some pumpkins for fall. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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RE: Is it too late to start planting a garden?

I also forgot that we like green beans too, but I don't know what variety to plant.

RE: Is it too late to start planting a garden?

It is absolutely NOT too late to plant garden! You can plant beans, squash, cucumbers, really anything that takes 60 days or less to mature now until around August 1. In August you can plant turnips, spinach, greens, cabbage plants as well as broccoli and brussel sprouts. If you want a late crop of potatoes get them in the ground before July 4th. All winter squash need to be getting in the ground now. It's all up to you.


RE: Is it too late to start planting a garden?

  • Posted by bencjedi 6 - Central Kentucky (My Page) on
    Sun, Jun 22, 08 at 0:30

Last year it stayed warm through the beginning of October and I STILL had tomatoes growing in Central KY. I planted mine last year around June 2nd and by the end of October I had taken all the red and green tomatoes off the plants.. they sat on the counter and were eaten regularly up until a week before Christmas 2007!

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RE: Is it too late to start planting a garden?

I live in southeast Ohio. I finally stopped raining and I tink it's somewhat dry enough to till. We have a huge garden area we have about six families that tend and use the benefits of this garden. This is the third forth year and the last 2 have been terriable. We have fertilized and ever thing.Last year Our Corn earred when the plant was only about 2 ft. tall. Our potatoes sweet and regular rotted in the ground and our peppers, tomatoes and Okra was the only thing that grew? I'm confused. If someone out there has lots or expeience and can give be idea's since I'm getting a late start PLEASE HELP!

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