• Hometalker
  • Sicklerville, NJ
Asked on Mar 31, 2018

What is the optimal time to start planting vegetables and/or flowers?



8 answers
  • 2dogal
    on Mar 31, 2018

    After your last frost date. You can search it online by just putting in: last frost date" and your zip code.
  • Gregg
    on Mar 31, 2018

    After the last chance of frost.
  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown
    on Mar 31, 2018

    After the danger of frost has passed in your area
  • DesertRose
    on Mar 31, 2018

    Wait until all danger of frost is past. Often times the local weatherman will announce when that will be in your area. One trick we try with a LATE planting season due to long winters is to cut the bottoms off milk jugs and set them over plants when the ground is workable and the frost doesn't get too hard. (for use when you think it might frost, not when it is still frosting hard every night) In the daytime we leave the lids off and return them at night. The jugs warm the plant and soil in the daytime more than not having them.
  • Connie Hirchert Stadelmann
    on Mar 31, 2018

    When the soil has warmed and there is no danger of frost
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Mar 31, 2018

    Rule of thumb after danger of frost for you location, however I would wait a little longer due to the erratic weather patterns now....
  • Liz
    on Mar 31, 2018

    Any plant ordering catalog will tell you when to plant/ transplant depending on your grow area. Check with your local gardening center or agricultural expert. Old Farmers Almanac also has a garden planner as a reference.
    on Apr 2, 2018

    It just depends on your growing zone. Several flower and vegetable plants can even be started before the last frost date. Good luck!

    - Tonya
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