Viewing post #1054968 by joseph
When I plant a new field, it takes about 4 to 5 years for plants to really start growing well. I believe that it takes that long for the dissipation of herbicide residues left in the soil by the previous users.
I have been in a waiting mode regarding planting... The extremely frost tolerant plants were planted in March (peas, parsnips, spinach, fava, onions, garlic, wheat, radish). They have germinated and are growing well.
The somewhat frost tolerant plants are going into the ground next week. (beets, chard, carrot, etc)
Corn planting starts in about 2 weeks, except for Joseph's Frosty sweet corn which is going in the ground now.
The frost sensitive plants (melons) are still 6 weeks away from being direct seeded. I intend to start the tomatoes and peppers indoors in a day or two.
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