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Seed Starting & Planting Guide

For several seasons I've been trying to figure out the best way to track what seedlings I can start indoors and when.  I tried making a calendar, but didn't like having to remake it every year.  This year I decided to make a spreadsheet that listed what I could start, transplant or direct seed outdoors by weeks out from the date of the average last frost.  (Check with your local county extension agent for this information.)  I gathered the data I needed from the Weekend Gardener's Grow Guide that I have mentioned several times and plugged it into a spreadsheet.  I now can take this information and cross reference their information with my individual seed packets without having to sit down at my computer.  I think I'm really going to like this!  I will have to test it a couple of seasons to see what I really think, but I feel like it will be general enough to be used every year & still provide all the information I want/need at a glance.  Tell me, do you find this helpful?




START INDOORS TRANSPLANT DIRECT SEED

12 WEEKS



broccoli*



cabbage*



cauliflower*



leeks*



head lettuce*



onion seeds*



parsley*













11 WEEKS



broccoli



cabbage



cauliflower



leeks



head lettuce



onion seeds



parsley



chinese cabbage*



collards*













10 WEEKS



broccoli



cabbage



cauliflower



leeks



head lettuce



onion seeds



parsley



chinese cabbage



collards



brussel sprouts*



egg plant*



peppers*













9 WEEKS



chinese cabbage



collards



brussel sprouts



egg plant



peppers


















* new


















START INDOORS TRANSPLANT DIRECT SEED

8 WEEKS



brussel sprouts
spinach

egg plant



peppers



early tomatoes*



late tomatoes*








7 WEEKS



early tomatoes



late tomatoes








6 WEEKS



early tomatoes leeks kale

late tomatoes onion seeds kohlrabi


parsley mustard greens



onion sets



potatoes



radishes



turnips











5 WEEKS



leaf lettuce* broccoli beets

okra* cabbage peas


cauliflower












4 WEEKS



leaf lettuce chinese cabbage swiss chard

okra collards


cucumbers* head lettuce


melons*



pumpkins*



summer squash*



winter squash*













3 WEEKS



leaf lettuce brussel sprouts carrots

okra



cucumbers



melons



pumpkins



summer squash



winter squash























* new



START INDOORS TRANSPLANT DIRECT SEED

2 WEEKS



cucumbers



melons



pumpkins



summer squash



winter squash













1 WEEK



cucumbers leaf lettuce


melons



pumpkins



summer squash



winter squash



leaf lettuce








Date of Average Last Frost



done starting indoor for season! cucumbers bush beans


egg plant lima beans


melons pole beans


okra sweet corn


peppers cucumbers


summer squash melons


winter squash pumpkins


tomatoes summer squash



winter squash






* new



** all data obtained from Weekend Gardener Grow Guide (http://www.chestnut-sw.com/growform.htm)

Note:
-transplant & direct sow are cumulative; meaning once it has been introduced to the list it can be planted any week following

2 comments:

  1. What a wonderful chart, found you via FM cheapskate. Glad to meet another local blogger!!

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  2. Shannon, Welcome to The Full Circle Gardener! Thank you for your thoughts on the chart. :)

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