Cool weather planting - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by jonathandavi6
March 21, 2009
Are chives, radishes, etc. considered cool weather plants? when are the best dates to plant flower seeds? I have received several for my zone, but dont know when to plant them?


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Answer from NGA
March 21, 2009

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May 2 is the average last frost date for your area. You can safely plant about 2 weeks after that last frost. Chives will grow in cool soils and cool air temperatures but radishes like things a little warmer. Plant the chives now but wait to plant the radishes in mid May.

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