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    When to Plant Horseradish

    Horseradish root

    Plant horseradish root cuttings as early as 2 to 6 weeks before the last frost in spring. Horseradish grows best in cool soil, about 40° to 75° (4°-24°C). Set horseradish plants in the garden after the last frost. Horseradish is cultivated for its pungent flavor. The root is often added to relishes or used dry […] More

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    When to Plant Celeriac

    Celeriac seedling

    Celeriac is a firm, crisp root vegetable that can be started from seed indoors 4 to 8 weeks before the last frost in spring. Set seedlings in the garden after the last frost. Like celery, celeriac seedlings are likely to bolt if exposed to low temperatures in the 30’s and 40’s for more than a […] More

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    When to Plant Salsify and Scorzonera

    Salsify roots

    Plant salsify and scorzonera (black salsify) directly in the garden 2 to 4 weeks before the last frost in spring or as soon as the soil is workable. The soil temperature must be at least 40°F (4°C) for germination. White salsify roots sauteed or steamed have a delicate flavor similar to that of the oyster. […] More

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    When to Plant Garlic

    Garlic sprouts

    Plant garlic so that it receives cool temperatures during the early stages of growth when the leaves are developing. Later in the growing season, warm temperatures and long days are needed for the best bulb development. Garlic is hardy and can withstand frost and light freezing. Elephant garlic can withstand temperatures lower than regular garlic. […] More

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    When to Plant Potatoes

    Planting potatoes

    Plant seed potatoes 2 to 4 weeks before the last frost. Potatoes develop best in the cool weather of spring. The best tuber formation occurs when the daytime temperature is 60° to 65°F (16°-18°C) and night temperatures are about 10 degrees cooler. Where winters are mild and summers are hot, potatoes can be planted in […] More

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    When to Plant Rutabaga

    Rutabaga seedlings for transplanting

    Plant rutabaga to mature in fall. Spring planted crops grow poorly and lack the flavor of crops planted to mature in cool autumn weather. As a general rule, plant rutabaga 15 weeks before the average date of the first fall frost where you live. Rutabagas do best in medium- and short-season regions where they are […] More

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    When to Plant Parsnips

    Parsnip seedlings

    Parsnips are a cool-season crop. They are commonly planted in late spring for harvest in autumn or in late summer for harvest in winter or early spring. commonly grown in spring, fall, and winter in warm-winter regions. Parsnips are the most frost-resistant of all vegetables; they can be left in the garden over winter in […] More

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    When to Plant Radishes

    A bunch of radishes in the garden.

    Radishes grow best in the cooler time of the year. Most are hardy to spring and autumn chills; a few varieties can withstand the summer heat. Sow seeds for small early varieties 4 to 6 weeks before the last frost. Plant midseason or summer varieties in mid to late spring. Late varieties—called winter radishes—should be […] More

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    When to Plant Onion Seeds

    Onion seedlings

    Onions are easy to grow from seed, but you must start early. In the Northern Hemisphere, sow onion seeds indoors in January and February, outdoors in April or May. Onion bulb formation and daylight Onion bulb formation is influenced by the length of daylight and the hours of dark each day. So-called long-day onions form […] More

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    When to Plant Turnips

    Turnip seedlings

    Turnips are grown in warm-winter regions in spring, fall, and winter. They are grown in cold-winter regions in spring and autumn. Plant turnips in spring as soon as the soil is workable. Good turnip quality depends on quick growth. Plant turnips in humus-rich, well-drained soil. The soil need not be prepared deeply, but the surface […] More

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    When to Plant Carrots

    Carrot seedlings

    Carrots are commonly grown in spring, fall, and winter in warm-winter regions. Carrots can be grown through the summer in mild to cool summer regions and surplus can be stored for winter. Carrots may be seeded as early in spring as the ground can be worked. Make successive sowings of carrots at intervals of about […] More

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    When to Plant Beets

    Beets at harvest

    Beets are commonly grown in spring, summer, and autumn. Beets may be seeded as early in spring as the ground can be worked. Make successive sowings at intervals of about 3 weeks in order to have a continuous supply of young, tender beets throughout the season. Beets are well adapted to grow in many regions. […] More