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Growing, Planting Veg: A Veteran View

Sunny days and warm breezes are making the garden soil pliable and ready for planting, but despite the calendar, an unexpected cold snap has brought more than one basil, tomato or cucumber plant to an early demise.

Planting time is something I struggle with annually, despite the advice received years ago from an Old Order Mennonite friend.

Lydia Zimmerman, who more than five decades ago started what is now Spring Farm Greenhouse just outside Curryville, said to follow the moon for spring planting.

A full moon brings with it clear skies and often a swift moving cold front, my late friend said....


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