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Roswell, GA
Question by dkenn
May 21, 1998
My wife and I are trying to plan a vegetable garden. The location will get full sun but is covered with Bermuda sod. I plan to rototill an area of earth, lay down garden timbers, and work in some garden soil. What types of vegetables (we would like tomatoes) would you recommend planting this time of year in my area of the country?


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Answer from NGA
May 21, 1998

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between beds for a weed free, all-weather pathway material.

It is a bit late for tomatoes this season. You can plant okra, southern peas, pumpkins, and watermelons now. By July you can begin planting tomatoes for a fall garden as they will fruit in the cooler days of fall. Many other summer veggies like summer squash could go in during mid to late August. Cool season crops like broccoli and cabbage should wait till September. Seeds of spinach, lettuce and carrots will need to wait till October for cooler soil to germinate in. between beds for a weed free, all-weather pathway material.

It is a bit late for tomatoes this season. You can plant okra, southern peas, pumpkins, and watermelons now. By July you can begin planting tomatoes for a fall garden as they will fruit in the cooler days of fall. Many other summer veggies like summer squash could go in during mid to late August. Cool season crops like broccoli and cabbage should wait till September. Seeds of spinach, lettuce and carrots will need to wait till October for cooler soil to germinate in.

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