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Peak Planting Season Is Here For Georgia-Carolina

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The seasons are changing and the leaves are beginning to change colors here in the CSRA.

But as the cold weather sets in one local gardening expert says it's the perfect time to start planting.

Sue Stich, Nursery Manager says, "Just get your soil ready. You can get all that together for the winter time and just get ready for the year, ready for start planting in the Spring."

Sue Stich says annuals do best in the cold and now is the time to get your garden in order.

"It's time you want to plant the Winter flowers which are the pansies, the violas, the stock, the cabbage and kale," said Stich.

That goes for trees and shrubs, too. Stich says these plants thrive during the holiday season.

"This is the time of year you want to be planting your trees and shrubs also ya know the fruit trees and any your shrubs. Now through the Winter is just the perfect time to plant so that they get established before it's warm again next year," said Stich.

Stich says you don't have to water as much in the Winter time as you do during the dry Summer months.

But when it's dry like it has been lately she says hand-watering is important.

"Don't rely on your sprinkler system. Hand water good a couple time a week anything that you plant new this time of year," said Stich.

Despite freezing temperatures Stich says not to cover your plants.

But how cold is too cold?

"Now if it gets down to the teens it might be a different story, there are certain things that wouldn't like it, but we don't have that for very long of a period of time normally," Stich.

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