How early can you plant a garden where you live?

@GardenGerty (96664)
Marion, Kansas
January 9, 2007 8:19pm CST
When I planted a garden every year I tried to plant potatoes on St. Patrick's day (March 17). I would also plant peas, lettuce, radishes, and onions at about that time. Spinach likes the early cool weather, as well. Beans and squash, tomatoes, peppers May through June. What and when do you plant?
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• United States
10 Jan 07
I live in the desert, and cannot even dig in the earth. It's like cement. So I would not know what month. Also, it is so hot, that it would most likely burn anything I did plant.
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@GardenGerty (96664)
• Marion, Kansas
21 Jan 07
I cannot live without growing things. I would probably plant a container garden. On the other hand, I bet you do not spend a lot of time fertilizing then mowing a lawn.
• United States
21 Jan 07
No mowing, hehehhe. No nothing...just natural sand and cactus to enjoy.
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
10 Jan 07
We normally plant potatoes in November, and yes you can plant these other vegies around the same time, as for Spinach we usually plant them in May, and as for Beans, squash, tomatoes, peppers we have to plant them normally in November,.
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@GardenGerty (96664)
• Marion, Kansas
21 Jan 07
That makes it really more clear how Australia's climate relates to Kansas. Thanks
• United States
11 Jan 07
I wish that I had enough sun in my garden to support vegetables. Last year I planted horseradish and I hope it does well. I also have sage that did wonderfully last year. I planted some grape tomatoes in planters that really produced. I bought the plants in a 4-pack when they were about 6 inches high. You are lucky to be able to grow your own vegies. I miss having a vegetable garden.
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@missyd79 (3441)
• United States
11 Jan 07
i do not have room to plant a garden where i live now in PA, but my stepdad does plant one, he usually starts planting his in april i think, he does onions, tomatoes, strawberries, radishes, and peppers.
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• Ireland
10 Jan 07
I haven't got a very big garden (thankfully) and I plant my spring bulbs at the end of October. The shoots have just started appearing above the ground. I have a great lot of rhubarb as that is quite easy to grow and my son loves it. I plant my herbs at the beginning of Feb and I plant lettuce all the year round. The remainder of my garden is taken up with various types of shrubs and hedges which just need to be pruned in the Spring.