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When Should I Plant My Garden?

One hears that tomatoes, and tender flower annuals should be planted when there is no danger of frost. Often the date of May 10th or 15th is mentioned as the last frost date in Central Indiana.  But there is another method called Phenology or using nature’s cues to determine when to plant and harvest.

Some examples cited by Robin Sweetser writing for the Farmers Almanac are:

This time of year we are all excited to plant our tomatoes and petunias but we may have to restrain ourselves and watch the weather forecast.