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Talked to some friends yesterday who have lived here for 6 years now and they say we can get snow in April or May even, just when we thought we were in the clear!
We plan to grow in raised beds that (until all frost threats are gone) will also be a cold frame/greenhouse type deal. Hoping this will give us a chance to have better soil content, less variation in temperature changes, and more accessability!
Should we start our seeds indoors or direct sow into our cold frame? Seems giving them a chance to get cozy and germinate inside will give them a better chance - then working up to spending more time outside, coinciding with rising temps. All the plants we want to grow can fair just fine outside all day at our current temps, but nights are still sporadically getting below 30F.
Thoughts? This is our first time gardening. I took a horticulture class ages ago during the spring in a very fancy greenhouse, so never really had these thoughts/questions about frost, etc. This was also in a state 2,000+ miles away!
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