Thursday, April 25th, 2019  |  3:43 PM

A Conservative Newspaper Promoting,
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Subscribe Now: Get your own copy of The US Journal

In the Garden 4-8-2011

Written By: Bob and Linda Larson  |  Posted: Thursday, April 14th, 2011

            It's spring again!! The robins are back, and as the old guys say "it has snowed on the robins three times". The recent warm weather has gardeners thinking of tilling and planting. In this article I want to talk about the length of the growing season in your zone. Here in Urne, Wisconsin we are officially in a USDA zone 4. There is a good possibility we could see frost as late as the last week in May and frost in the fall as early as the third week in September. That means that you need to look at how many days from the planting of your seeds to the harvest of your crop. The number of days is printed on the back of your seed packet. Don't let the beautiful pictures on the seed packets and in the catalogue lull you into thinking that if you can plant early and harvest late, you will be OK. Bob & I found out that 140 day squash in Urne just doesn't work!!

            In the Larson garden, Bob has been removing the dead plant residue left over from last year on the asparagus and perennial flower beds and pruning the raspberry canes. It's hard work, but very satisfying when everything looks clean and ready to till. Next week he will be starting the melon and squash seeds indoors to get a head start on the growing season. No weeds yet, but it's early……….

Sign into your account to read the rest of this article. »

Share this on Twitter  |  Share this on Facebook  |  Email to a friend.  |  Contact the editor.

What are your thoughts?

Want to read more of this article?

You must be a subscriber to read entire articles.

Gain 24/7 access to all the content on this website by becoming a subscriber.
Choose your subscription plan and get full access in minutes. Subscribe now. »

If you are already a subscriber, sign in now to read more full articles.

More Local News

Aiding Pregnancies with Love and Encouragement

Marriage in Crisis

Laura Ingalls Wilder Name Removed

The Meals You Make Matter

What You Need to Know About Homeschooling

Good Bye, Cruel Facebook

The Growing Popularity of Alternative Birthing Options

Community & Great Coffee!

Gyros, Greek Salad, Good Times…OPA!