JoAnne Skelly
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February 26, 2013
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JoAnne Skelly: Early warmth can deceive, but don't start on your garden just yet

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, …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Feb 26, 2013 01:31AM Published Feb 26, 2013 01:30AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.