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When should you plant a garden?

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The best time to plant a garden depends upon factors including what you plant, your local climate and whether you plant seeds indoors. A rule of thumb is to plant before the last frost for cold-climate plants and after the last frost for those needing warmer temperatures.

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When should you plant a garden?
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The Old Farmer's Almanac's planting dates calendar offers suggestions regarding planting dates for seeds based upon your location. From beans to watermelon seeds and a number of herbs, the planting dates calendar contains suggestions for planting indoors or under cover, planting outdoors, and harvest times. Artichokes, cabbage and carrots thrive in cooler temperatures, while corn, melons and tomatoes prefer warmer temperatures.

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