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When do you plant vegetables?

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The type of vegetables being planted determine the appropriate time to plant them. Some vegetables can be planted in early spring when the ground is still cool, whereas other vegetables require a soil temperature of 70 degrees Fahrenheit to germinate.

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Onions, peas and cabbage can be planted as soon as the soil can be tilled, as can broccoli, lettuce and radishes. These plants don’t mind a little frost. Cauliflower, carrots, potatoes and beets can be planted a week before the last expected frost. Tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers prefer a daytime garden temperature of 65 degrees. Corn and beans need to be planted when the temperature reaches 70 degrees or warmer, as do Brussels sprouts, celery, pumpkins and squash. Seeds may be germinated indoors and later transplanted outside.

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