sixshooter
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can i put any seeds in the garden yet?

Im in zone 5 here in michigan. Im sure were in for some more hard freezes and certainly a month or two more of frosty mornings. Im anxious to do something in the garden. Can i put spinnache or swiss chard or kale or anything in by seed yet?

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Spinach yes. Peas, carrots, lettuce, broccoli, radish, turnip, kale, cabbage and kohlrabi can also be planted soon. Maybe wait until mid March. I would wait a month for swiss chard or beets.
Gardening at 5000 feet elevation, zone 4/5 Northern Utah, Frost free from May 25 to September 8 +/-

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Thanks jal! Youre always so helpful and friendly.

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Yay! that means I should be able to plant all theses things now. :D
I planted most of the early ones already but didn't think of kohlrabi. Now where did I put those seeds? 8)

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applestar wrote:Yay! that means I should be able to plant all theses things now. :D
I planted most of the early ones already but didn't think of kohlrabi. Now where did I put those seeds? 8)
Hey apple what are the other early ones you got in?

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When is the best time to plant potatoes in zone 5?
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jal_ut
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Of course everyone has a different micro-climate. The most important date for you to know is the average date of last frost in the spring for your area. I plant potatoes two weeks before that date.

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Not much more to add -- mustard greens and arugula, Asian greens... Bread seed poppy, parsley, cilantro, chervil, Japanese parsley, leeks and onions. :D

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Temperature 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90%

Spring 32° Apr 14 Mar 31 Mar 22 Mar 14 Mar 6 Feb 27 Feb 19 Feb 9 Jan 27

Spring 28° Feb 19 Feb 6 Jan 28 Jan 20 Jan 12 Jan 3 Dec 23 Dec 2 - -

Spring 24° Jan 23 Jan 8 Dec 19 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Here's a cool map site you can zoom to your street on the color coded map.
https://www.plantmaps.com/interactive-california-last-frost-date-map.php
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dtlove129 wrote:When is the best time to plant potatoes in zone 5?
Check out applestar's list of phenological signs for planting (i.e. signs based on the periodic biological phenomena)

https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=125711#125711

it will tell you plant your potatoes when the forsythia blooms...
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