Now Is The Time To Start Sowing Your Seeds For A Vegetable Garden
Sure the temperature dropped to single digits yesterday but now is the time you need to start planning and planting for your vegetable garden.
According to the website garden.org, there are some vegetables that you need to start indoors this weekend!
If you are looking to grow tomatoes, peppers, and broccoli and cauliflower you need to start sowing the seeds indoors this weekend.
Cole crops like broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage can be direct seeded into your garden around March 13, assuming the ground can be worked, but it's better to start them indoors around February 14 and then transplant them into the garden around April 4. Do the same with lettuce and spinach.
Plant onion starts and potatoes around February 24. Sow the seeds of peas (sugar snap and english) at the same time. If the ground is still frozen, then plant these as soon as the ground thaws.
Do you want to grow tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants? Start these indoors around February 14. Then, around April 20 you should start watching the weather forecast and, as soon as no frost is forecast, go ahead and transplant those into the ground.
According to the website, items like corn, pumpkins, and cucumbers should be seeded directly into the ground around April 24th or when the soil temp is near 60 degrees