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What can be planted now (March) in zone 6?

Posted by gypsysunrise Z6 VA (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 9, 09 at 21:54

Hello! =)

I'd like to get started, and i'm not sure which seed can be planted right now (March) in zone 6? Flower, vegetable, other?


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RE: What can be planted now (March) in zone 6?

Gypsy,
You might want to check out this link from the VA Extension service. The dates for veggies are in it.
Rick

Here is a link that might be useful: Planting Guide


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RE: What can be planted now (March) in zone 6?

I plant peas, spinach, onion and shallot sets in March.


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RE: What can be planted now (March) in zone 6?

spinach, peas, onions and broccoli in march over in MD. The farm association has starting dated for MD, which is almost no different in climate. Check your dept of aggriculture or your local farm association.


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RE: What can be planted now (March) in zone 6?

Thanks for all of your responses, and for the link. =) It snowed today, so i'm almost afraid to plant anything. lol


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RE: What can be planted now (March) in zone 6?

I live in zone 6, TN. I started 3 kinds of tomatoes, 2 kinds of peppers, some onions & some chives. The chives are outside, everything else is inside, to be moved outside in late April/early May...are you able to start some seeds indoors?


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RE: What can be planted now (March) in zone 6?

You can still do some Winter sowing. Annual Poppies, Nigella, Dill, Kale, Mustard, Spinach (and many others) adore cold temps and need a good freeze then germinate once it warms up. Sow them right in the beds for best results "in situ".


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RE: What can be planted now (March) in zone 6?

  • Posted by alys Zone 5/6 - MO (My Page) on
    Mon, Mar 16, 09 at 23:03

Today I planted peas and carrots from seed, onion sets, and broccoli and cauliflower (plants). I plan on potatoes tomorrow and spinach in the next few days! (I'm in a zone 6 microclimate in the center of a zone 5 area.)


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RE: What can be planted now (March) in zone 6?

TN_Veggie_Gardener - Yes, I will try to start some seed indoor, probably tomato. But, unfortunately, I have *very* little room to start indoors. It will be my first time starting seed indoor, hope I get it right. Thanks for your reply! =)


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RE: What can be planted now (March) in zone 6?

You should have started indoor tomatoes in Feb for zone 6, I would wait and buy plants late April ,early May. Peas, including ornamental sweet peas now. Dill now, any flowering seeds that need stratification now(cleome, morning glories, etc). Onion sets, carrots, radishes now and potatoes anytime soon. Good luck...suggestion:buy a gardening book, or check one out at your local library for zone 6. I research like crazy,,then experiment. I live in zone 6, but sometimes can get away with zone 5 plants.


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RE: What can be planted now (March) in zone 6?

I think nothing. The soil still wet for the teller to work out. Unless may be you have raised beds small enough to works with shovel.


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