Putnam Soil & Water Conservation District
1206 E. Second St. Suite 2
Ottawa, OH 45875
Phone Number: 419-523-5159
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
H2Ohio: Appointments will be accepted this summer to review implementation and any Fall or Spring practices that was complete.
Call to set up a time after all your nutrients are applied for 2021 crop year (starter, sidedress, etc.)
Thank a Farmer Campaign
Thank you to everyone who submitted entries for our Thank a Farmer Campaign! We had over 165 nominations. We will be pulling the winners this week and delivering the prize baskets soon.
New in the Garden....
Even with this warmer weather, don’t jump the gun planting your garden too soon. Mother’s Day has always been a good rule of thumb for safely planting vegetables and flowers outside. If you have raised beds or micro climates under cold frames the soil might warm up quicker allowing you to start a little earlier. Ideally cool season crops would like soil temperatures to be above 40 degrees and warm season crops would like soil temperatures to be at or above 55 degrees. If you plant earlier, be aware frost can be an issue, make sure you are prepared to cover your plants or have the ability to bring them inside.
This is a chart from The Old Farmers Almanac that will help determine when to start seeds indoors, transplant seedlings outdoors, and when to start seeds outdoors. Whether you are starting transplants from seed or purchasing them, watch the weather forecast to ensure your little plant babies are protected. Have a fun and successful spring.