Seed Savers

From Seed to Plate

Seedsavers take you on a journey.

From when you first get your seeds, prepare your soil for optimum growth, watch them grow into mature plants, harvest, prepare for eating, or seed saving and storage for the next growing season, we are with you all the way

SEED STARTING CHART

Timing is everything. To start your seeds on time, you need to know when in relation to the frost-free date in spring to plant them. If you need help determining your spring frost-free Seed Starting date, call your county extension agent who can tell you for certain.


Creating Your Plan

        • Print the seed starting chart below
        • Write your frost-free date in the blank space at the top of the chart.
        • Get a calendar and add or subtract the number of weeks in the “Safe to Set Out Time” column. This is the “Setting Out Date” when you can safely plant the crop to the garden. Write it in the last column.
        • Take each date from Column 5 (“Setting Out Date”), subtract the number of weeks shown for that crop in column 3 (“Weeks from Sowing”) and record that date in column

YOUR SEED-STARTING PLAN

The Spring Frost-Free Date in My Garden is…………………………..

CROP WHEN TO START INSIDE WEEKS FROM SOWING SAFE TO SET OUT TIME (RELATIVE TO FROST-FREE DATE) SETTING OUT DATE
Basil 6 1 week after
Beets* 4-6 weeks 2 weeks before
Broccoli 4-6 weeks 2 weeks before
Cabbage 4-6 weeks 4 weeks before
Cauliflower 4-6 weeks 2 weeks before
Collards 4-6 weeks 4 weeks before
Corn* 2-4 weeks 0-2 weeks after
Cucumber 3-4 weeks 1-2 weeks after
Eggplant 8-10 weeks 2-3 weeks after
Kale 4-6 weeks 4 weeks before
Kohlrabi 4-6 weeks 4 weeks before
Lettuce 4-5 weeks 3-4 weeks before
Melons 3-4 weeks 2 weeks before
Mustard* 4-6 weeks 4 weeks before
Okra* 4-6 weeks 2-4 weeks after
Onions 6-8 weeks 4 weeks before
Parsley 9-10 weeks 2-3 weeks before
Peas* 3-4weeks 6-8 before
Peppers 6-14 weeks 2 weeks after
Pumpkins 3-4 weeks 4 weeks after
Spinach 4-6 weeks 3-6 weeks before
Squash 3-4weeks 2 weeks after
Swiss Chard 4-6 weeks 2 weeks before
Tomatoes 6-8 weeks 1-2 weeks after

* These crops are usually direct-seeded outdoors, but they can be started inside.


 

 

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