When to Plant Vegetables & Fruit in Central Ohio?

Warm-weather vegetables and fruits should be planted in central Ohio after the average last frost date. The Columbus area's last date is May 9; Dayton's is April 27. To be safe, plant after May 9, and check the weather forecast for unexpected frosts. Cool-weather vegetables and fruits can be planted in central Ohio around March 17, according to the Ohio State Extension.

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