Timing is Key

For local produce in Chattanooga, timing is critical. We experience temperature extremes. Some plants love the summer heat, others go bitter in it.

March is a great time to get cool season crops in the ground. Peas, lettuce, onions, potatoes and greens are in this category. They can survive a late light frost. If they don’t get in before April, the summer heat will likely stunt them or cause them to go to seed and get bitter.

But March is usually to early to put out frost sensitive plants like tomatoes. Unless tomatoes are protected or in a movable container, its best to wait till mid April to set them out.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s