Small market and CSA grower. 1/2 acre. Doing too much by myself but trying. http://www.localharvest.org/member/M33044
Central Minnesota Zone 4
"My body is a temple - unfortunately, it's a fixer-upper."
"And no, I'm NOT being snarky."
Zone 7a, Culpeper, Virginia
western SD rancher/teacher/Gramma/crazy chicken lady
The sign of a good gardener is not a green thumb, it is brown knees.
West central Michigan along the lakeshore.
quote:Yes to both of you. I knew a market grower in MA, Italian fellow, who said tomatoes love hot weather and no matter what you do they won't produce until hot weather. He'd start his 6-8 weeks before last frost, then pot them up in his little greenhouse once or twice more, and not put them out until mid- to late June -- long after everyone else. But he had the first tomatoes every time. clap
quote:There are some things you can just "throw on the ground" even it it's practically frozen, if that gardening itch just HAS to be scratched. Think of things that self sow, often they need a bit of cold treatment anyway: larkspur, parsley, allysum, coriander/cilantro, dill, borage, summer savory, cosmos, etc. I love to wander around in February scattering larkspur seeds, thinking of June!
There's plenty of room for all God's creatures.......................right next to the mashed potatoes.
The high Utah Desert---Zone 3 to 5
(it's a crap shoot every year)