Setting Up The Vegetable Garden

Well this years vegetable garden is all set and ready to go. The area was roto tilled two weeks ago and was ready for planting. After the area was raked out the plants were put into place. This years crop is based on favorites and a couple of new introductions this year.


2010 VEGETABLE GARDEN PLANTING TABLE

CityStateGrowing Season (Length in Days)Last Frost SpringFirst Frost Fall
MobileAL272Feb. 27Nov. 26
JuneauAK133May 16Sept. 26
PhoenixAZ308Feb. 5Dec. 15
TucsonAZ273Feb. 28Nov. 29
Pine BluffAR234Mar. 19Nov. 8
EurekaCA324Jan. 30Dec. 15
SacramentoCA289Feb. 14Dec. 1
San FranciscoCA***
DenverCO157May 3Oct. 8
HartfordCT167Apr. 25Oct. 10
WilmingtonDE198Apr. 13Oct. 29
MiamiFL***
TampaFL338Jan. 28Jan 3
AthensGA224Mar. 28Nov. 8
SavannahGA250Mar. 10Nov. 15
BoiseID153May 8Oct. 9
ChicagoIL187Apr. 22Oct. 26
SpringfieldIL185Apr. 17Oct. 19
IndianapolisIN180Apr. 22Oct. 20
South BendIN169May 1Oct. 18
AtlanticIA141May 9Sept. 28
Cedar RapidsIA161Apr. 29Oct. 7
TopekaKS175Apr. 21Oct. 14
LexingtonKY190Apr. 17Oct. 25
MonroeLA242Mar. 9Nov. 7
New OrleansLA228Feb. 20Dec. 5
PortlandME143May 10Sept. 30
BaltimoreMD231Mar. 26Nov. 13
WorcesterMA172Apr. 27Oct. 17
LansingMI140May 13Sept. 30
MarquetteMI159May 12Oct. 19
DuluthMN122May 21Sept. 21
WillmarMN152May 4Oct. 4
ColumbusMS215Mar. 27Oct. 29
VicksburgMS250Mar. 13Nov. 18
Jefferson CityMO173Apr. 26Oct. 16
Fort PeckMT146May 5Sept. 28
HelenaMT122May 18Sept. 18
BlairNE165Apr. 27Oct. 10
North PlatteNE136May 11Sept. 24
Las VegasNV259Mar. 7Nov. 21
ConcordNH121May 23Sept. 22
NewarkNJ219Apr. 4Nov. 10
CarlsbadNM223Mar. 29Nov. 7
Los AlamosNM157May 8Oct. 13
AlbanyNY144May 7Sept. 29
SyracuseNY170Apr. 28Oct. 16
FayettevilleNC212Apr. 2Oct. 31
BismarckND129May 14Sept. 20
AkronOH168May 3Oct. 18
CincinnatiOH195Apr. 14Oct. 27
LawtonOK217Apr. 1Nov. 5
TulsaPK218Mar. 30Nov. 4
PendletonOR188Apr. 15Oct. 21
PortlandOR217Apr. 3Nov. 7
CarlislePA182Apr. 20Oct. 20
WilliamsportPA168Apr. 29Oct. 15
KingstonRI144May 8Sept. 30
CharlestonSC253Mar. 11Nov. 20
ColumbiaSC211Apr. 4Nov. 2
Rapid CitySD145May 7Sept. 29
MemphisTN228Mar. 23Nov. 7
NashvilleTN207Apr. 5Oct. 29
AmarilloTX197Apr. 14Oct. 29
DentonTX231Mar. 25Nov. 12
San AntonioTX265Mar. 3Nov. 24
Cedar CityUT134May 20Oct. 2
Spanish ForkUT165May 8Oct. 12
BurlingtonVT142May 11Oct. 1
NorfolkVA239Mar. 23Nov. 17
RichmondVA198Apr. 10Oct. 26
SeattleWA232Mar. 24Nov. 11
SpokaneWA153May 4Oct. 5
ParkersburgWV175Apr. 25Oct. 18
Green BayWI143May 12Oct. 2
JanesvilleWI164Apr. 28Oct. 10
CasperWY123May 22Sept. 22

Building A Cucumber Trellis
The next thing was installing the trellis for the cucumber plants. This was a new design this year and very simple to do. I took two 6 foot fence post the placed them in the ground 8 feet apart. I used zip ties to attach a 10 foot long piece of 1/2″ conduit to each fence post and inserted one in the middle pushing each piece of conduit down at least 1 1/2′ into the ground. Finally I took steel mesh 4″ x 6″ like you use when pouring concrete and attached those to the upright poles with zip ties as well.

An Instant Cucumber Trellis.

Cucumber Trellis

Easy to make Cucumber Trellis

A better look at the cucumber trellis

If you loook closely you will see the framing and zip ties. Click Picture To Enlarge

As the weeks go by I will update you on the gardens progress and harvest data as well. Good luck with your own gardens and send me some pictures and I will post them on the site.

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