Planting season is my second-favorite time of year, trailing closely behind early to mid-summer when everything starts to bloom and thrive and produce harvest. There is nothing more relaxing or joyful to me than nurturing all of my plants individually, inspecting them for bugs and diseases, spending quality time with each and every one of them. Whispering encouragement and well-wishes to them. Caressing their petals and stalks in total awe and adoration. Weird AF, I already know.
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If you missed my first segment of the Epic Spring Planting Series: Tips for Planting with Seeds, I recommend taking a few minutes to read that post once you’re finished with this one. Thing is, we plant with seeds AND transplants – and learning how each crop prefers to grow (seed vs. transplant), and WHEN to plant them, are two major keys to a successful growing season.
I realize planting can be totally confusing and I boldly blame the internet for it. There’s too much info out there for us to digest and a lot of it is really shitty advice, there’s just no other way to put it. So to help you out with your own decision making in the garden, I’ve written a free (!!!) Garden Planting + Successioning Guide for Climate Change (Download form below) that you can trust with your whole heart.
In this awesome guide, I document 97 (NINETY-SEVEN!) fruits, vegetables and culinary + medicinal herbs, and provide flexible, ballpark dates for direct seeding, transplanting and succession planting throughout the growing season. All of this information I’m providing has been informed by my experiences growing ALL of these plants in over 150 different gardens. I’ve grown some show-stopping gardens overflowing with fresh produce, and in other places, I’ve committed veggie genocide… and a lot of that had to do with my timing and my own ignorance to the changing climate we’re all facing.
Anyway, my Garden Planting + Successioning Guide for Climate Change will remove all your doubts, fears, and horrible gardening advice you’ve read on the internet from your brain, so if you’ve ever questioned WHEN to put that tomato or pepper plant in the ground…. I’ve got you covered, mama.
Scroll down for my 5 best, tried and true tips for putting transplants in the ground!