How do you keep from planting everything all at once?

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  1. Chrysanthemum

    Chrysanthemum New Seed

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    I made a tidy schedule for my planting either in seed trays or in ground...and did ok sticking to it for 2 or 4 weeks....but now that I'm rolling along I keep finding myself ready to plant later spring things, winter squash mainly, and I think its too early.
    Is it just the late May long weekend in the u.s. that compels one so?
    Thanks
     
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    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Start harding them off for planting outside. You can always cover (With a blanket, etc) them if a frost is eminent
     
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    mart Hardy Maple

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    Hard to know without knowing your location ! But even though it says winter squash,, that may be the ripening and not so much the planting date ! Look at days to harvest on the package,, if you are in a cooler climate go ahead and plant it ! Even winter vegetables will make in the summer with proper care ! Just enjoy watching it grow ! I plant everything in spring !
     
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    Dirtmechanic In Flower

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    How? I just got tired of wasting energy. Lazy gardener here. Timing saves sweat and equity.
     
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    mart Hardy Maple

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    It doesn`t hurt to plant everything at once,,,ask any old gardener ! If its staying above freezing consistantly,,plant it ! You will learn how the plants react to your climate !
     
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    My problem is that I start most of my plants from seed, so I plant about twice as much as I think I will need, just in case the seed doesn't come up. Then the seeds all germinate, and I have to find a spot for six eggplants.
     
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    mart Hardy Maple

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    I do started plants so if I need one six pack I buy two ! One year I bought three six packs of cabbage and all
    grew like crazy,, good thing I love cabbage in all its forms !
     
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