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Planting the vegetable garden

May 13, 2010

What do beans, beets, corn, cucumbers, lettuce, melons, potato tubers, pumpkins and squash have in common?  Well, if you will head over to ALMANAC.COM and look at their planting guide, you will find out.

What those garden favorites have in common is that May 13 is a preferred day for planting, at least it is in Huntington County, Indiana.  So the question gets around to- is the soil properly prepared to readily accept seeds today?

Well, we have been having rain, on again, off again for days now.  Where the raised beds have been worked up, we should be able to plant some seed.  The ground floor of the garden will be touchy/feelly.  So we will proceed with caution and get some seed into the ground.  If we can beat the storms projected for the afternoon.

The resources available over at the Old Farmer’s Almanac Site, are tremendously helpful.  Here is a link to the Best Planting Dates chart for my friends in this county.  Of course, having a hard copy of the Almanac is also advantageous.  They can be purchased at grocery stores, hardware stores, and farm and garden shops all over rural America.  For our city friends, you may have to order your Almanac at Borders or Barnes and Noble.

So check out the best planting dates, gather together some seed, and get out into the garden!  When those favorite veggies start jumping from the field to your dinner table you will be glad that you did!

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