1st time gardener

buckpittSeptember 22, 2013

Hello all,
First time gardener and of course I have missed spring. =)

I am in zone 9 and my winter temperatures will reach about 32F-35F.
My questions are is it too late to start planting them? Ive read that although they are winter plants you need to start early to give them some time before its gets too cold.
Also are carrots a good starting place or is there a better vegetable to start with?
Do I need a raise bed?
Can I start from seed in the ground or do I need to get one of those plastic trays and start the carrots in there and then move them to the yard?

Any advice appreciated.

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beth_b_kodiak(zone 5a)

Buck you might want to check a Florida or other southern forum for advice. With those temps I'd try most any of the spring, seed grown veggies, lettuce, spinach,,kale,maybe beets and peas but I'm guessing. I never lives where winter was that warm.
Good luck

    Bookmark   September 22, 2013 at 4:53PM
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docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)

I would think carrots and radishes are great places to start. I would follow Beth's advice and check with a forum with similar climate to yours. I think it's wonderful that you are getting started in gardening. You could at least get some herbs going that will be perennial and might draw in some butterflies.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2013 at 6:20AM
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