When will you plant your Flower or plant you tomatoes?

@marciascott (25553)
United States
May 7, 2008 10:54am CST
I think now is the time, I was looking at the program, and they said now is the best time to plant your tomatoes, middle of May. or maybe even now. I usually plant some flowers at the end of May, because sometimes it still gets cold here in ohio, youcan't trust the wather just yert. but I will plant at the end of may. to be on the safe side, And You? Ok, I love Grardening. Have a nice day!
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@Polly1 (12647)
• United States
7 May 08
I usually wait until the middle of May, thats usually safe time to plant. Its still possible to ge a frost but not alot of chance for it. Do you have a place to plant things? My hostas are growing like crazy. The garden is almost ready to plant. I still haven't gotten my tomato plants yet. Very soon though, can't hardly wait to bite into a juicy red tomato, yummy
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@Polly1 (12647)
• United States
7 May 08
Marcie they should come back, my moms always came back each year. You are right they do take over because they get so big. They are a great flower to use to fill in an area. I use pliers to break open the ball, you will get lots of seeds in one ball.
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@marciascott (25553)
• United States
8 May 08
Hey Vicky, I got another referral yesterday, I know this is off the suject but I got another one, I had checked my email and It came in may 4th. I didn't know it untill I started deleting emails, I better go back amd check someone. Ok, Everything worked out at the Dr. office.
@minnie_98214 (10572)
• United States
7 May 08
I just planted my veggies in my house this weekend. My garden still needs some dirt before i can plant outside plus its still getting a bit cold here at night.
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@marciascott (25553)
• United States
7 May 08
Hi, Minnie, sounds like you like to plant herbs. What kind?
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• United States
7 May 08
I do veggies and fruits like cucumbers,tomatoes,and watermelon. I do plant a little cilantro as far as herbs.
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@marciascott (25553)
• United States
7 May 08
Ok, thanks for getting back to me so fst, have wonderful day! I hope they do well.
• Singapore
7 May 08
I love gardening too. Picked it up as a hobby when i was a child. But from where i live i prefer to grow all my plants in a controlled condition environment. So that i grow what ever plant i want.. . Well i guess mine is just a high tech gardening lol.. it takes some electronic knowledge to set it up but is worth it. Anyway good luck in your planting..
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@marciascott (25553)
• United States
7 May 08
tht good it is like therapy sometimes, I hope you do well with yours, i want to goint buzy making extra moneydoing it, My family always pays me to do there yard. I love doing this.
@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
7 May 08
When I was growing up, the old-timers used to always say that it wasn't safe to plant the veggie garden until Memorial Day. The elevation in my town is the highest elevation in Northern Ohio. We have had frosts occasionally right up until then. One thing we do if we want to plant earlier, is when we hear that it's going down real low, or is going to frost, we take an old sheet and cover the plants for the night. (Then you take them off immediately once the sun starts coming up.) I've had some success doing that in the past. The sheet keeps the frost off of the tender young shoots and kind of insulates them. I still don't trust the weather, and go by the Memorial Day planting date for my area...I've learned the hard way to not trust it. I love gardening too! I have flats started with geraniums, marigolds, and other stuff that I started growing last month. They will be big enough to transplant by Memorial Day :-)
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@marciascott (25553)
• United States
7 May 08
Hi, Joy, so you know what I am talking about, I don't quite trust the weather either, even though it has been nice, you how how the Ohio weather is, One day 70 next day 30 or 40. Lol. but that make a lot of since whjat you are saying, because I agree with you. Did you know that you can kept you old Geraniums and put them in a brown paper bag and save them for next year. This Senior Citizen told me this yrs old. and It does work. all you half to do is just plant them the next year in the spring. or in May. She lerned me a lot about plants. And do you know Polly here,give me some Seeds and I planted them lat year, they came out some pretty. They are white flowers and they blum in the Morning or the eving. they look like Bells, maybe Vicky can come and tell you what I am talking aout, but I shared those plants with my Neighbors My sister, my niece. And another thing those marigold, I always save the seeds, I save all my seeds so I don't half to buy to many. I like the all different colors of the Marigolds. Don't you/ They stink though but I hear they kept the bugs away. I can go on and on about gardening. have a good day I half to go to the Doctor. Ok, I will catch up with you later, have a wonderful day my friend! I hope all is well!
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@Polly1 (12647)
• United States
7 May 08
Hi Joy, that flowers that Marcie is talking about are called moon flowers or Angel trumpets. The are really pretty. Marcie it is true about the marigolds, if you bring them in the house they do stink. I like to plant some around the garden they do help keep the bugs and other criters away. Happy gardening, to both of you.
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
7 May 08
My laundry room is also a sun-room/plant room. I winter over my plants in there. Then in the springtime I cut them back and start more from the original plants. I save my own seeds in the fall too. I usually don't have to buy much in the way of seeds. Last year I saved pumpkin, sunflower, marigold, hollyhocks, zucchini, beans and tomatoes. Hope your Dr appt goes well! Vicky, I haven't seen moonflowers in a long time, they are so pretty! I don't have that one, but I do have the trumpet vine on my wood fence in the back. The hummingbirds love it! I plant those marigolds right along with my veggies to keep the bugs out, yes...they sure do stink lol!
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• United States
7 May 08
I planted all my annuals two weeks ago as it is already getting pretty hot here. Definitely no more cool nights or days here.
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@marciascott (25553)
• United States
7 May 08
That's good! where have you been? I was thinking about you the other day, I thought now where is Ray? and here you are, I hope all is well with you! Good to see you here.
• United States
7 May 08
I haven't had much time as my best friend was visiting from Germany.
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@marciascott (25553)
• United States
8 May 08
that was nice, stay in touch!
• Australia
27 May 08
Sadly, the gardens here are rather neglected. Wish I could have more time to spend outside in the dirt and in the sun. Coming into winter here means that tomatoes are out for now, unless you have a greenhouse.
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@marciascott (25553)
• United States
27 May 08
Hi Newzealtralian, it is still cold here in Ohio today it is about 50, I will be glad when the weather gets better. My flowers are coming up from last year. so I don't have to buy many flowers.
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• Australia
26 Jun 08
Anything that saves money has to be good.
• United States
8 May 08
I'm praying we are done with the final frosts here. It's been a long cold winter. It still isn't the warmest at night, the mid to lower 40's is average. This past weekend we planted two honeysuckle bushes and a lilac tree. The are doing well. I will probably plant some flower seeds today and tomorrow. Generally speaking it is safe in most of the country to plant right around mother's day. I enjoy my flowers too. The veggie gardens just never seem to work as well for me. Hugs.
@marciascott (25553)
• United States
8 May 08
Yes, get that Garden together. I love Gardening.
@lunmun (127)
• China
8 May 08
I agree with you now it is a time to plan the flower and the tree ,in my yard i plant a seed of flower named lanhua ,which can show us a very big flower and smell very well .about the tomatoes ,i know a little ,for in my district we dont plant the tomatoes ,but now it is the best time to pant it i refer to the book about the tomatoes. Hive a nice day! my good friend.
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@marciascott (25553)
• United States
8 May 08
It sounds like a beautiful plant. I was in the store yesterday, and I seen this plant that looked like a Lil, it was yellow, so very pretty I want it,I tink I am going to buy it.
@winterose (39897)
• Canada
7 May 08
yes about now, after you know there will be no more frost on the ground, That is the only way to do it. If there is still frost you can lose your plants.
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@marciascott (25553)
• United States
8 May 08
Yep, you are right about that. Thanks for stopping by.
@sherrir101 (3676)
• Malinta, Ohio
7 May 08
I got my "double flowering petunias" today from the school kids that I ordered them off of. I got them sitting outside in the rain at this moment. I will probably plant them this weekend. Tomatoes on the other hand will be at the end of May. My dad always swore by the 22nd of May you could do the planting in Ohio and be safe from the frost.
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@marciascott (25553)
• United States
8 May 08
Your Dad was about right because that is when I usually plant mine. You know how this Ohio weather is!
@saundyl (9686)
• Canada
12 May 08
I'll put out my flowers in about a week or so. It's still been getting below 0 at night here and I havent been feeling like going out to cover them every night. If my garden gets worked I would like to plant the seeds on the weekend up coming as its the long weekend and i'll have an extra day to do gardening and other things.
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• Philippines
8 May 08
Since I was in grade school I was already helping my parents in planting different kind of veggies like tomatoes, pechay, stringed beans, okra & squash in our backyard. Because in our school we do gardening too. But when I was already in high school my siblings were the one who already helped my parents in gardening. But this year my father stopped planting veggies because he was busy raising his cows and right now its still summer season in our country.
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