For successful vegetables, know when to plant

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Posted: March 30, 2013

Special to The Winchester Star

Gardeners should determine the type of vegetables they want to plant and the time they will perform best. Cool-season vegetables, including various types of lettuce, require cooler temperatures to germinate, are shallow-rooted and susceptible to drought, and therefore benefit from spring rains.

Winchester — For success in the vegetable garden, whether it’s for a spring, summer or fall harvest, time of planting is key, according to R. Allen Straw, area specialist with Virginia Cooperative…

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