WHOOOHOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

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Evening all!
I do believe that Spring is thinking about coming back!!! I have some new growth on mt HOLLY HOCKS from last year as well as some perennials that never were p[lanted but are still intheir original pots fromthe nursery...
QUESTION!!!!
Is it too early to plop these babies intot he ground or should I wait???

Deb

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I would wait.

you can always Google the question and get sites that give exact planting times for this specific plant

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Goodness Deb!

You're enthusiasm is catching, thank you!

I'm with YB though, still a little early.

OR if you do plant them, be prepared to cover them in case of low nighttime temps. It wouldn't be good to be watering them during the day and having that water freeze the roots at night, yikes!!

Have fun though!!!!

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well I thought it might be

well I thought it might be ok.. thee poor babies already survived 2 blizzards.

but I'll wait if you think I should.
deb

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RE: Spring is thinking,,,

I believe you are right, spring is coming back, my rye grass seed is coming up I do believe, and the other grasses are coming out of dormancy.

I'd go ahead and plant them if they are out and enjoying the weather.

I've got 2 new gooseberry's, one from seed that dropped in the path, and the other from a drooping older branch that decided to propagate from it's self using the layering method (where you bury the end of a bush or vine in the ground or pot and wait till it sends up shoots and then prune it loose from the main plant).

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They have been ALL winter and

They have been ALL winter and have survived two Virginia Blizzards. I have 1 1.5 bags of potting soil in my garden shed that is nice and dry. BUT ow we have rain, so I need to wait again until the ground isn't a mud pit!

deb

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RE: Mud pit,,,,

Good luck with getting some good planting weather in Deb!

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Patience is the gardeners virtue

Debs, wait awhile before planting those babies out. The soil is still cold and the nutrients the roots need may not be available.Here in Sussex we are really having spring weather but I am still waiting till April before planting anything. Better be safe than sorry.
Sussexman
Hell may be the winter but spring is the heaven for gardeners.

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Youa re right my friend. I

Youa re right my friend. I forgot about the soil still being cold... and now we have had rain for the last few days... so the ground will be cold and muddy. OK my friend.. I will wait.

Debs

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