Phenology: Nature Tells You…

The message of this reblogged post is loud and clear: As a successful gardener, for planting do not go by the calendar, but read the signposts of Mother Nature.

Denney Home Place

As gardeners in the colder climates, we are waiting to finally sow and plant things, and every year, there is this question of when to get what into the ground.  Instead of looking at calendars and weather forecasts, though, all you need to do is look at your yard for cues because nature tells you when the time is right.  The study of these signs is called Phenology, and it is really quite helpful for every gardener.  Below, you find two example lists, one sorted according to cues, the other according to vegetables, for your consideration.  While cues are different in every region, the following examples list plant cues that are quite common from sea to shining sea.  Happy gardening!

Cues

  • Blooming crocus are your cue to plant radishes, parsnips, and spinach.
  • When the forsythia is in bloom, it is safe to plant peas, onion sets, and lettuce.

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4 comments

  1. Pure Glory · April 24, 2019

    It is so important to watch for the right time to plant. In our region, some put out flowers too early and lose everything to frost.

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  2. Nurul Fitri Lubis · April 24, 2019

    I’ve just got the new knowledge today. Thanks for sharing this, Peter..

    Liked by 1 person

  3. thecedarjournal · April 25, 2019

    Listen to nature, she always knows the right time.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Sarah · May 7, 2019

    That’s really good to know! Thanks for the reblog, Peter! Paying attention to the signs of nature is always a sensible thing to do, and when it comes to planting it’s even essential.

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