Heritage Hills Farm

  (Westminster MD, Maryland)
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We are had such a mild winter my Rosemary made it through and that has never happened before. We are having a delightful spring. All my seedlings are up and I have even started to plant the cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower etc. But how about all those tender plants like tomatoes, peppers, eggplants etc.

DO NOT plant them, unless you can afford to lose them. For example this year I decided to start pumpkins and other summer and winter squash inside. They are up and doing great. Within a week I will plant them. I have spread black plastic over the area they will be planted in (this warms the soil), I will cover them with hotkaps (wax paper covers that look like hats). If I do loose them to a cold snap I will not be upset as I can grow these from seeds sown directly in the garden.  My tomatoes, peppers and eggplants I will not plant because I cannot get new plants from direct seeding after the frost date, we just do not have a long enough growing season in this area. So check for the last frost date in your area and please don’t transplant anything you do not want to lose before then!

 

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Well it is a good thing if you held of planting those more tender transplants.....tonight the lows in some parts of Md. will be in the 20's.

Posted by Pat on March 26, 2012 at 09:14 PM EDT #

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