When to Start Seeds in Zone 6 As mentioned, zone 6 has a frost free date range of March 30 – April 30 with a more definitive first freeze free date of May 15 and a last freeze free date of October 15. These dates are intended to be a guideline.
When to Start Seeds Indoors As a general rule, most annual vegetables should be sown indoors about six weeks before the last frost in your area. See local frost dates.
10 Vegetables You Should Start Indoors Broccoli and Cauliflower. If you like broccoli or cauliflower, consider starting these vegetables inside. Tomatoes. Tomatoes are a favorite among gardeners and there is such a wide variety to choose from. Lettuces. Salad lovers rejoice! Peppers. Beets. Celery. Cabbage. Cucumbers.
Tips for starting seeds: Start seeds indoors eight weeks before last spring frost; seeds may take up to a month to germinate. Or sow seeds outdoors right in the garden about three weeks before your average last spring frost.
Direct sow carrots, Swiss chard, peas, collards, kale, kohlrabi, leaf lettuce, onions, parsley, parsnips, beets, leaf lettuce, radishes, salsify and spinach as soil and weather conditions permit. Sow seeds of hardy annual flowers (calendula, clarkia, larkspur, California poppy, and sweet pea).
You can use egg cartons as a seed- starting tray! Depending on the type of carton you have, you can even cut apart the individual sections and plant them, as the carton will biodegrade. Be sure to poke small holes for drainage, and put the cartons on a tray or in a shallow pan to catch any residual water.
For April, May or June blooms, plant seed directly outdoors August-October. For June, July, August and/or September blooms, plant your seed outdoors March -June. Seedlings normally tolerate a light frost. Sprinkle Seeds on top of 1/2- 3/4” of potting soil, peat moss or fine sawdust.
To start, moisten a paper towel and wring it out so it is damp, not wet. Then spread the seeds out evenly, then sandwich with another moist towel. As the video mentions, a four inch square piece is a nice size and will easily slip into a plastic sandwich bag. Fold the towel and put it in a plastic bag.
No, it’s not too late. You can start seeds year-round. It depends on what you would like to accomplish after planting your seeds. There is short-season gardening, hydroponic growing, indoor gardening, jump- start growing to have huge plants to transplant in spring, etc.
One way to get a head start on spring gardening is by starting seeds indoors between late February and April (depending on your area’s climate). This provides gardeners with homegrown seedlings to transplant after the last frost. Seeds that shouldn’t be started indoors Bean. Beet. Carrot. Corn.
Direct Sowing Outside. Depending on the particular crop planted, gardeners can go about sowing seeds directly in the ground or starting them inside. Typically, plants that transplant well are the best candidates for vegetable seed starting indoors. Sowing seeds indoors allows you to get a jump on the growing season.
For your first experience of starting seeds, it’s wise not to take on too much. Start no more than a couple of dozen plants in three or four varieties while you learn how it all works. Starting seeds is not complicated or difficult, if you understand the process.
First or second week of March: – Start seeds of celery, cabbage, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts indoors. Third week in March: – Start seeds of peppers, and tomatoes indoors.
10 Quick Blooming Flowers to Grow from Seed Johnny Jump-ups. Cornflowers. Nigella. Nasturtiums. Annual Phlox. Petunias. Poppies. Sunflowers. Surprisingly cold-hardy, sunflower seedlings often survive spring frosts, and getting a few sunflowers off to an early start is always rewarding.
It is recommended that you only soak most seeds for 12 to 24 hours and no more than 48 hours. After soaking your seeds, they can be planted as directed. The benefit of soaking seeds before planting is that your germination time will be reduced, which means you can have happy, growing plants faster.