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Any veggies that we can plant outside now?

Postby johnjf » Mar 30, 2012 3:35 pm

I was just wondering if there are any veggies I can plant outdoors from seed right now, if so which ones? or is the weather to cold still? I live in Ontario near North Bay.
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Re: Any veggies that we can plant outside now?

Postby Bark Biter » Mar 31, 2012 11:38 am

Prob a tad still cold up there, unless you have some green onion seeds.

If so, perhaps put a sheet over them at night to protect any chance of frost. Aslo during the day, a sheet of plastic to act like a greenhouse.
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Re: Any veggies that we can plant outside now?

Postby johnjf » Apr 01, 2012 2:32 pm

Thank you, I'll give that a try. I woke up today with snow on the ground but it all melted by the afternoon. Would it be possible to plant spinach or lettuce yet or still to cold for them also?
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Re: Any veggies that we can plant outside now?

Postby Countryboy » Apr 02, 2012 11:17 am

Spinach, lettuce and even peas may be good to germinate now. Any of yr cool weather crops.

In N. ON u will certainly have to be prepared to protect them at nite. It's fun and easy to build a fairly decent cold frame. That way u can start them in their spot in the garden and place the cold frame over them nitely. *In a usual T Bay Spring, maybe for days. lol*

Or, as suggested, a light *2 mil* sheet of plastic. Quickly available at any hardware store as 'plastic dropsheets'.
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Re: Any veggies that we can plant outside now?

Postby orchidguy » Apr 02, 2012 3:34 pm

John
I too am just outside of North Bay, and have planted my peas,onions, leeks, rapini, turnip, and kohlrabi this morning. I figure if the weather doesn't co-operate, there is still enough time to replant, but if it does co-operate, then I am ahead of the game.
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Re: Any veggies that we can plant outside now?

Postby davefrombc » Apr 02, 2012 4:27 pm

Broad beans ( Fava beans) can also be added to the early planting list.
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Postby DonnaZn2SK » Apr 02, 2012 11:51 pm

If you are antsy to get started, how about doing some wintersowing? Check it out.

You should be able to plant spinach right now...might even be preferable since you can enjoy the crop before the heat of summer causes it to bolt.
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Re: Any veggies that we can plant outside now?

Postby johnjf » Apr 03, 2012 11:55 pm

Well so far I planted spinach, lettuce, onions and peas. Hopefully all goes well and I too am ahead of the game :D so far I haven't seen any of my neighbors out there planting anything. Then again they usually just buy there plants at the store when available and plant them in there garden. Hopefully this year is a good year.
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Re: Any veggies that we can plant outside now?

Postby penguinsrock09 » Apr 06, 2012 8:07 pm

I'm interested to see if there are any updates on you guys who started early with the above seeds? I'm really tempted to do so as well but the weather is still dipping below the freezing mark at night here in southern Ontario.
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Re: Any veggies that we can plant outside now?

Postby Bark Biter » Apr 11, 2012 8:28 am

penguinsrock09 wrote:I'm interested to see if there are any updates on you guys who started early with the above seeds? I'm really tempted to do so as well but the weather is still dipping below the freezing mark at night here in southern Ontario.


Although I have not put any in the ground as of yet, I did start a mini greenhouse from a kit I grabbed at Giant Tiger last week. Planted cucumbers, beets, cluster tomatoes, and something else, that I cannot think of right now.

Also in a large pot, I planted leaf lettuce which has seran wrap over the top to help with the humidity leverl during the day.
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