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Western Mount/High Plains: Seed Planting Dates zone 5b

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Western Mount/High Plains: Seed Planting Dates zone 5b

Post  RoOsTeR on 2/4/2012, 12:39 pm

Here are some typical/average upcoming seed starting times for my region along the Colorado front range. It's really time to get your plans finalized and seeds purchased or ordered. Most of my local nursery/garden centers have their best seed selection right now.
Most of these dates are for my local area. I am basing my dates on an average last freeze of May 8th. That comes with a 50% probability rate. This is a vast region, with many micro climates. Some of your frost dates may vary by as much as a month.
This is not a complete list by any means. Just some of the more popular veggies and ones I typically plant. Very Happy

Some folks start lettuces indoors around Feb. 20th and move out to cold frames by April 1st. I will direct sow some of mine outdoors starting March 27th and continue to stagger plant thru most of May.

Beans: Start seed in ground May 8-22

Beets: Start seed in ground April 17 - May 29

Broccoli: Start seed indoors Mar 13-27. Start seed in ground April 17-24

Brussel sprouts: Start seed indoors March 13-27

Cabbage: Start seed indoors March 13-27. Start seed in ground May 1-15

Carrots: Start seed in ground April 3-17

Cauliflower: Start seed indoors March 13-27. Start seed in ground May 1-15

Celery: Start seed indoors March 13-27

Corn: Start seed in ground May 22-29

Cucumbers: Start seed indoors April 10-24. Start seed in ground May 15-22

Melons: Start seed indoors April 10-24. Start seed outdoors May 22-29 (direct sow outdoors preferred)

Onion sets: Sow in ground April 10-17

Parsnips: Start seed in ground April 17-May 8

Peas: Start seed in ground March 27-April 10

Peppers: Start seed indoors March 13-27.

Potatoes/tubers: Sow in ground May 8-22

Pumpkins: Start seed indoors April 10-24. Start seed in ground May 15-22

Radishes: Start seed in ground April 17 - May 15

Spinach: Start seed in ground March 27 - April 10

Tomatoes: Start seed indoors March 13-27



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Re: Western Mount/High Plains: Seed Planting Dates zone 5b

Post  floyd1440 on 2/4/2012, 5:57 pm

VERY sweet post on seed starting dates!!!!!

Are they close enough for 6b to use?

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Re: Western Mount/High Plains: Seed Planting Dates zone 5b

Post  RoOsTeR on 2/4/2012, 6:41 pm

This is for zone 5b Very Happy

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Re: Western Mount/High Plains: Seed Planting Dates zone 5b

Post  floyd1440 on 2/8/2012, 7:22 pm

Is this link close to the dates you have posted?



http://www.johnnyseeds.com/e-PDGSeedStart.aspx??source=HomeSeedCalc0112

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Re: Western Mount/High Plains: Seed Planting Dates zone 5b

Post  RoOsTeR on 2/10/2013, 8:51 am

Western Mountains and High Plains Region, I've been out and a bout to a couple of garden centers already recently. Seeds are showing up! I've learned to get there early as it seems the good ones go quick!
It's time to really start finalizing your garden plans and getting your seed starting supplies ready. Above are some seed and planting times for the region.
Hope your watching the spring countdown clock on the index page. Times a tickin

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Re: Western Mount/High Plains: Seed Planting Dates zone 5b

Post  Turan on 2/10/2013, 5:22 pm

I got my order into Territorial. Fisher's is still sorting seeds but soon now. I was just thinking I should drop into the local nursery to see what their experience is with asparagus and what varieties they will be carrying. I suspect they might be willing to go in with me on an order of Millenium Very Happy

I could start onion seed now, but too early for anything else.

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Re: Western Mount/High Plains: Seed Planting Dates zone 5b

Post  floyd1440 on 2/10/2013, 6:54 pm

@RoOsTeR wrote:Here are some typical/average upcoming seed starting times for my region along the Colorado front range. It's really time to get your plans finalized and seeds purchased or ordered. Most of my local nursery/garden centers have their best seed selection right now.
Most of these dates are for my local area. I am basing my dates on an average last freeze of May 8th. That comes with a 50% probability rate. This is a vast region, with many micro climates. Some of your frost dates may vary by as much as a month.
This is not a complete list by any means. Just some of the more popular veggies and ones I typically plant. Very Happy

Some folks start lettuces indoors around Feb. 20th and move out to cold frames by April 1st. I will direct sow some of mine outdoors starting March 27th and continue to stagger plant thru most of May.

Beans: Start seed in ground May 8-22

Beets: Start seed in ground April 17 - May 29

Broccoli: Start seed indoors Mar 13-27. Start seed in ground April 17-24

Brussel sprouts: Start seed indoors March 13-27

Cabbage: Start seed indoors March 13-27. Start seed in ground May 1-15

Carrots: Start seed in ground April 3-17

Cauliflower: Start seed indoors March 13-27. Start seed in ground May 1-15

Celery: Start seed indoors March 13-27

Corn: Start seed in ground May 22-29

Cucumbers: Start seed indoors April 10-24. Start seed in ground May 15-22

Melons: Start seed indoors April 10-24. Start seed outdoors May 22-29 (direct sow outdoors preferred)

Onion sets: Sow in ground April 10-17

Parsnips: Start seed in ground April 17-May 8

Peas: Start seed in ground March 27-April 10

Peppers: Start seed indoors March 13-27.

Potatoes/tubers: Sow in ground May 8-22

Pumpkins: Start seed indoors April 10-24. Start seed in ground May 15-22

Radishes: Start seed in ground April 17 - May 15

Spinach: Start seed in ground March 27 - April 10

Tomatoes: Start seed indoors March 13-27



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Good Stuff and not far of from my dates!!!! Ordered and received all my seeds but failed to order my wife's favorite..spinach..oooooooops

Hope the stores start to carry them soon

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Re: Western Mount/High Plains: Seed Planting Dates zone 5b

Post  cheyannarach on 2/11/2013, 10:09 am

Thanks Rooster, I am a few weeks behind you but it is sneaking up on me!! I gotta get to work!

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planting for zone 4

Post  Turan on 2/17/2013, 4:03 pm

I used the LINK camprn suggested for New England. The results when I typed in my zipcode looked quite accurate.

Crop Start Seeds Indoors ,,,,, Start Seeds in the Ground
Beans ---------------------- Jun 4-18
Beets ------------ ------ May 14-Jun 25
Broccoli Apr 9-23,,,,,, May 14-21
Brussels sprouts Apr 9-23 ----------------------
Cabbage Apr 9-23,,,,, May 28-Jun 11
Carrots ------------------ Apr 30-May 14
Cauliflower Apr 9-23,,,,, May 28-Jun 11
Celery Apr 9-23 ---------------
Corn ------------------- Jun 18-25
Cucumbers May 7-21,,,,,, Jun 11-18
Lettuce Apr 23-May 7,,,,,, May 28-Jun 18
Melons May 7-21,,,,,, Jun 18-25
Onion sets -------------- May 7-14
Parsnips ---------------------- May 14-Jun 4
Peas ---------------------- Apr 23-May 7
Peppers Apr 9-23 ----------------
Potato tubers -------------- Jun 4-18
Pumpkins May 7-21 ,,,,,, Jun 11-18
Radishes ----------------- May 28-Jun 11
Spinach ----------------- Apr 23-May 7
Squash, summer May 7-21 ,,,,,, Jun 11-18
Squash, winter May 7-21 ,,,,,, Jun 11-18
Tomatoes Apr 9-23 ----------------


Jeesh, I hope that makes sense. Go to the link to see it in clearer form

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Re: Western Mount/High Plains: Seed Planting Dates zone 5b

Post  mschaef on 6/2/2013, 5:50 pm

OOOoooOOOO I just saw this and am super excited...wish that I had seen it earlier oh well. Thanks for putting it together!!!!!!

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Re: Western Mount/High Plains: Seed Planting Dates zone 5b

Post  Turan on 4/5/2014, 2:38 pm

Time to be mixing your seed starting mix!

I just started tomatoes and peppers in soil blocks.

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Re: Western Mount/High Plains: Seed Planting Dates zone 5b

Post  Turan on 10/11/2014, 2:25 pm

Not a seed but it is Garlic planting in time in our regions!

Here is a good pdf I found from my ag college.  Growing Garlic in Montana
As an aside. it explains something I experienced when I first moved here 20 years ago.  Fall planted garlic did not survive here then, I had to plant it at the first thaw in the spring.

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Post  Turan on 2/5/2015, 11:10 pm

Time to bump this up into people's attention.  It is almost seed starting time.  Time for onions from seed.  I am contemplating starting peppers soon so they are big and I can pinch the tips back this season.

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Post  johnp on 2/6/2015, 8:26 am

As you can see from the temp. below it is like spring today. I will be spending today and tomorrow refilling boxes and recharging others. Will be installing three new trellis nets and hopefully  have most everything ready for the real spring. One bad thing though is all the bees out looking for non existent flowers. Sure could use some of that snow on the east coast.

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