Re: [gardeners] planting time in New England

margaret lauterbach (
Sun, 07 Mar 1999 07:59:01 -0700

At 10:07 PM 3/6/99 PST, you wrote:
>Dear list,
>  What?  Planting peas near Boston on St. Pattie's Day?  (before the 
>traditional pub crawl I am assuming)  Both my parents were Yankees and 
>they always told me "never plant before Memorial Day".  Anyone else 
>concur?  They also used to say, "corn knee high by the 4th of July"...
>  How about the greater DC area list members?  When are you all planning 
>garden plantings to avoid last frosts?
>  Carolyn
>  Zone 7b
>  Bethesda
If you wait that late, the pea weevils will have a high old time.  Margaret