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Plant Those Cool-Season Crops!
This article was published originally on 4/23/1999
Now is the best time to get out in your garden and plant cool-season vegetable crops. A cool-season crop is defined as a vegetable that grows best with temperatures of 60 to 65 degrees F. Cool-season crops can tolerate light to moderate frosts, but are intolerant of high summer temperatures. Listed below are common cool-season crops and their recommended spacing between plants and rows. Direct seeding of most cool-season crops can be done with the exceptions of broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and Chinese cabbage which would be better started by transplants.
Other vegetables that handle warmer temperatures, but can be planted at this time are:
Some of the crops listed above, can be planted again later in the season to obtain an additional harvest. Those vegetables and the time of planting include the following.
Year of Publication:
IC-481(9) -- April 23, 1999