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May 2, 2020 11:20 AM CST
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Tulsa OK
I joined just so I could express my shock at finding the times of planting for my area are SO WRONG and I wanted to spare unexperienced gardeners the dissappointment. The chart says spring planting outside begins in march! YIKES our freeze date is not until April 10th and many years ...such as this one... are much later than that! And the fall planting guides for hot weather veggies?? Watermelon in late JULY? Watermelons take around a hundred days and have to finish when it is still hot. That would mean your crop would not be ready tillMID OCTOBER! we are freezing by then. PLEASE there are lots of new gardeners hat this would discourage from trying thinking they just don't have the touche Try gardening here before you give advice.
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May 3, 2020 3:29 AM CST
Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
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Those are not written in stone, and can be modified to suit one's own needs. If you know your weather and planting times in the area it doesn't matter much.
NOT A EXPERT! Just a grow worm! I never met a plant I didn’t love.✌
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May 4, 2020 9:22 AM CST
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Tulsa OK
While it doesn't much matter for me about given planting times I was not writing for me. It is the advice toNEW gardeners which I so wish to encourage that got me worried. Planting green beans and okra in March? They will rot in the cold damp soil. I just wish it were something relyable for newbies that's all. The back of the package does a better job! My advice is ask an old gardener in your area and even that is a risk as the climate change is making it harder to know. This year it was close to 90 in MARCH! that would fall you but I knew better. It froze after that . Even after our freeze date of April 10th it was still WAY too cold. Put my green beans in May day! Who long wait this year.
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