Spring has sprung…almost! When to plant in PA.


Here in the PA, New Jersey, Delaware areas (Zones 5 & 6) we’ve experienced an unusually warm March and beginning of April, and consequently, we’re all running amuck with a serious case of Spring Fever.  Trees are budding, birds are singing and we’re all digging in the dirt.
Unfortunately, we’ve also had several frosts in the last week.
I help out at a local greenhouse and one of our customers gave me a
 great little tip regarding spring planting today.
She said and old grower she used to work for told her that the best time to plant is after the first full moon in May to avoid the danger of frost.  Of course you can always cover your plants, but better safe than sorry.
According to the Farmers’ Almanac, the first full moon in May will be on the 5th.
Speaking of which, the farmers’ almanac has a plethora of useful information regarding plants & gardening including:  weather, moon cycles, canning, freezing, recipes, homesteading and general healthy living.
And…to see which zone you live in…
2012 version of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map Link

Happy Planting…almost!

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