Tips And Hints For Growing Easy-Care Warm-Season Crops
Planting months: April, May, June Spacing: Thin vines to 12 iches apart, rows 6 feet apart or hills 8 feet apart, 3 plants to each. Bush types may be closer. Special Tips: Winter squash got this name not because it’s grown in winter but because it grows a tough coat that enables it to be kept and eaten throughout winter. Plant winter squash in April or May and harvest in fall.
Harvesting: 100 days. Recommended Varieties: Sweet Mama, Dumpling, Cornells’ Bush Delicata, Table Ace.
NOTE: If you are growing vegetables year-round there will be some carry over of cool-season crops into warm weather, for example artichokes, which can be put in from transplants in March and harvested in June, or globe onions, which are planted from seeds in November and harvested in late May or June, and strawberries which are also planted in November and harvested throughout spring into early summer.
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