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Is March too early for planting veggies?

Nevada weather is teasing us again with a few sunny warm days followed by days of freezing temperatures. The warm days make me want to get my garden started; and I think, “Surely, it’s time to plant kale, chard and other greens.” I have to tell myself “Wait.”St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) is the traditional start date for cool-season gardens in Northern Nevada. Very hardy crops such as English peas, snow peas, sugar snap peas, cabbage, kale, broccoli, lettuce, spinach and turnips can be planted from seed mid-March through May 1. Onion seeds, plants or sets can go in too.Semi-hardy …

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The Record Courier Updated Mar 5, 2013 04:57PM Published Mar 5, 2013 04:55PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.