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    Posted on February 26th, 2011 Pam No comments

    Use Mother Nature’s clues to determine when you plant. Our seasons are changing, they aren’t what they once were. I plant about two to three weeks later now than I did five years ago.
    I came across these planting guides, they seemed to make sense to me, check them out.

    1. When Daffodils have bloomed your garden is ready for it’s hardy seeds like peas, carrots, onions, radishes and lettuce.
    2. When Lialoc blooms begin to open, plant hardy seedlings.
    3. When wisteria and spirea bloom, sew warm weather seeds, that need warm weather to germinate, like Nasturtium, Zinna, Sunflower and 4-o’ocks.

    Note: Last year, I planted Zinna’s, Sunflowers and 4-o’clocks, I must have planted them too early, because not very many of them came up. I know now that they don’t like cold, damp ground. I will pay more attention this year. The thing is, seeds will not germinate until Mother Nature tells them to, and if they are planted too soon, they will lay in the cold cold ground and eventually rot.

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