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Topic: Tennessee Planting Schedule

Spring Fever! Proceed with Caution!

 

With the spell of warm weather we have had this spring; it’s very difficult to resist the temptation to get everything into the ground.

Warm-season vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, squash and melons can suffer greatly, if air temperatures drop below 50 degrees, unless you’ve protected the transplants with cloches or some other plant-protection device. Even when protected from cool air temperature the roots are still down in the wet, cold soil and this can lead to diseases, especially bacterial diseases in peppers.

Cool-season vegetables such as salad greens, peas, onions and popular cole crops such as cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli can tolerate temperatures slightly below freezing. So, plant all the cool-season crops that you want but wait until after April 25th to plant warm season vegetables! «Read the rest of this article»

 



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