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When can I plant vegetables in Greensboro, NC

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Posted 2015-04-06T18:26:15+0000  by LoriB LoriB
That's going to depend on what kind of vegetables you want to plant, some are more cold tolerant than others.  You can stop by your local Home Depot and talk to the Master Gardener or your local county extension service can also be an excellent source of information.
Posted 2015-04-06T23:30:10+0000  by Adam444

Howdy LoriB,


To answer your question about “when you can plant vegetables in Greensboro, NC” it depends on a few factors. So let’s talk about how and when to get started.


Hardiness Zone

Your Hardiness Zone is 7b according to the USDA which has a usual time of Mid to Late April which is usually your areas last frost.  This means getting your garden, raised planter, or pots ready is a good idea. Of course, this is based on past weather conditions for your area.


Seeds or Seedlings

Some people like to plant seeds in starter trays and watch them grow. This could be a problem if there is an unforeseen cold snap.  Seedlings on the other hand usually can take a bit more abuse from the weather.


Type of Vegetable/Herb



If you have more questions just ask,

Happy Gardening,

Coach Dave

Posted 2015-04-07T00:29:49+0000  by Dave_HD_OC
Hi Lori,

April 15th is the traditional last chance of frost in Climate Zone 7b. Planting annuals and tender vegetables is permissible after this date.

Of course, with the latest forecast technologies at our fingertips, keep an eye on the long range outlook and heed any and all warnings. It IS the weather that we're talking about, right?

If the ground is cooler in your area, you could cover it with black plastic to absorb extra solar heat, so that germination can occur more quickly. Simply pin down some plastic sheeting for a couple of weeks before you plant. This will raise the temperature a few degrees. Remove the plastic before you add your crops to allow for adequate hydration.

For more gardening tips, check out the website of our plant partner at The Home Depot,

Posted 2015-04-07T13:32:15+0000  by Travis_HD_ATL
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