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comments (4) March 12th, 2010

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I am in a zone 6 area (just moved here, havent had a full season yet)...I am very eager to start a vegetable garden, I have started a lot of seeds and they are all doing well indoors on a windowsill with a grow light...I have purchased "gardenquilt" fabric and am planning to make a tunnel row cover as well as use plastic soda bottles for added protections...So, having planned all that out, when can I put my plants outside? (tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cucumber, zucchini....)

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robertmiller21 writes: Thanks for sharing it
Posted: 7:27 am on May 17th
nancynursez637 writes: I also live in Zone 6, and currently have onions, garlic, spinach, lettuce, pak choi, chinese cabbage all up in thegarden. You might want to try your plants outside for a few days to acclimate them, but take care not to let them dry out.
Posted: 12:04 pm on April 28th
susie_y writes: Thanks, Western gardener! I actually know the last frost date here. I was wondering how much earlier than that I can plant out given that I would be using the row covers and the plastic bottles over the plants....
Posted: 7:02 am on March 18th
WesternGardener writes: One easy way to find out when to plant is to contact the county extension office in your area. A horticulture agent there will be able to tell you the last frost date as a guide to planting.

Good luck with your garden!
Posted: 6:11 pm on March 16th
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