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Time to plant peas and tomatoes yet?

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I'm in the south metro and I'm going to try and grow tomatoes (from a started plant), peas, pumpkins, and watermelon. Is it too early to plant the tomatoes, and peas?

I think I read somewhere that I should wait until late May for the pumpkins and watermelon.

Thanks-

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A frost will kill tomatoes. I would wait till Memorial day. Possibly the week before. I have twenty plants I started from seed in March ready to go.

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Peas are fine now cause they are a cool weather plant, but I would wait on the tomatoes. If you have containers that you can start the other seeds in you can use them to start your plants. We have broccoli and watermelon going in a box already.

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Yup.....I planted peas about 10 days ago.Also all my onion plants are in along with Romaine lettuce.

I don't put out tomatoes until after Memorial Day.Of course I am a couple hundred miles north of the metro area.

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I chomping at the bit to plant my peppers amd matoes. My wife say no, they will freeze again like the other years I planted in May.

Why is she always correct?????

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Yes they are. Unless I really want to make her grumpy, er, grumpier, I don't even go there anymore. The wife has worked retail/wholesale in a greenhouse for over 25 years and I hear the stories every year about people bringing back frozen plants then having the nerve to ask for replacements or their money back. This after being told when they checked out not to plant vine crops or tomatoes outside until late May. I see what frost and cold temperatures can do to field crops on a large scale in early to mid-May (some years June!) and to me, it's simply not worth the risk.

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I've had my peas,lettuce,radish and onions in since mid-April. I will plant the rest of the stuff this week. Toms and pepps are very frost sensitive so keep an eye on the evenings and you should be fine.

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Planted mine Sunday afternoon. About 6 each of peppers and tomatoes and 4 cauliflower and 2 rows of carrots along with a rasperry bush and a topsy turvey strawberrie containing 7 plants. 1st year actually doing a garden so we will see what happens. Helped the ol' man plant his Sunday also. Corn, cucumbers, watermelon, and cantaloupe and he is laso getting potatoes and tomatoes. We will see what happens.

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