Start of a new gardening season: Plant seeds for cool weather vegetables

It’s time to plant seeds for some cool weather vegetables; get ready to plant other seeds soon. Photo by Karolina Kołodziejczak on Unsplash

by Connie Oswald Stofko

We still have wintry weather in Western New York, but you can begin sowing seeds now–or soon–for cool weather vegetables.

As their name implies, cool weather vegetables can withstand cooler temperatures in the air and soil. That means you can transplant cool weather seedlings outside weeks earlier than you can for tender vegetables, such as tomatoes and peppers.

In a previous article, Patti Jablonski-Dopkin, general manager of Urban Roots Cooperative Garden Market, 428 Rhode Island St., Buffalo, lays out what you need to know to get started.

See the previous article here.

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