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10 Things Your Garden Wishes You Knew


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You Planted Me Too Late

I know you're hopping on the farm-to-table train, and I'd love to help you with that, but you might want to read up on why some of my plants aren't faring so well. Lettuce is a cool weather crop, so when you plant it in June, you're not going to have very tasty salads. The same goes for peas and carrots. All of these guys need to be put in the ground in early spring. And those beautiful sweet pea flowers that you like to grow from seed? They need to be started somewhere around February if you want actual flowers. You should probably consider creating a planting calendar so you'll know exactly when to plant what.


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