Dec 302012
 

We are working our way through a series called “Creating a Garden Calendar“.  If this is your first time joining us, welcome.  You are not too late to join us.  Grab a calendar, pen, and beverage of choice.  You will be right where we are in no time.

Now the you have your list made noting which plants you want to start from seed, it is now time to get your calendar back out.  You will also need either a seed catalog, the website to a seed company open or the seed packets for the seeds you plant to start.

Today’s assignment is to note when you need to start seeds for each plant.  You are looking for the number of weeks they will take till they are ready for planting. When I looked up my plants in the seed catalog, they gave the number of weeks at the beginning of the section for each plant (tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, etc.). It was a really quick way to find the time.

When you find the number of weeks before last frost that you are supposed to start your seeds, find that date on your calendar and write the plants on that date.  For example, tomatoes and peppers should be started 8 weeks before last frost.  On that date I write: “Start: tomatoes, peppers” or “Seeds to start: tomatoes, peppers”

Were you able to find the dates? Were you amazed at how much sooner that time feels now that it is written down?

  One Response to “Creating a Garden Calendar – Day 5 “Start seed” dates”

  1. […] some of the reasons for starting seeds at home for your garden.  A few days ago we added in the dates on your gardening calendar for seed starting and transplants.  If you have never tried to start seeds at home, you may have skipped over that […]

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