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Zone 5 -- what can be planted while nights frosty still?

 
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Enquiring minds wanna know. I'm meaning sowing seeds as well as transplanting sprouted starts, is what i'd really like to do, since i'm running out of room. But really doubt they could take the shock of first overcold night, partic after an overhot (unseasonally) day. I know i gotta work the beds first, but our mulching job we did last fall worked pretty well to keep Kooch/couch grass down and away. Thanks Much,  OgreNick
 
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Hello Nick!

You should check out YouTube channel, One Yard Revolution. It's a channel dedicated to backyard intensive crop production for zone 5 gardening, and covers just about everything. Look though his videos, and watch the ones that best suit your needs at that time.

Transplanting any cool weather starts, should definitely be hardened off first, but other then that. Your just talking about your basic cool weather crops. Peas, carrots, lettuce, cabbage, brussel sprouts, kale, beets, turnips, radishes, spinach and im sure there's more. Different varieties can very in levels of cold tolerance, so be sure to check the varieties your looking to plant. Use a frost blanket untill your seedlings are well established for best results.

Hope that helps!
 
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