When To Start Seeds

Author Ellen Vande Visse

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Seeds — When to Start Them

Ellie’s Easy-Read Version for starting seeds indoors

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Plant-out date is usually around the last week of May and first week of June. But keenly observe your local situation!

Example: Count back from June 1 plant-out and sow squash seeds between May 1 and May 7.

10-12 weeks
ahead of plant-out date
8-10 weeks
ahead of plant-out date
6-8 weeks
ahead of plant-out date
3-4 weeks
ahead of plant-out date
Celery Basil Beets Dill
Celeriac Peppers Cabbage Melon
Leeks Romaine lettuce Brussels Sprouts Parsnip
Lobelia Snapdragon Cauliflower Squashes –winter & summer kinds
Onions Tomato Broccoli Cucumbers
Parsley space Collard Sunflower
space space Fennel Sweet Pea
Swiss Chard