Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Big Bug ?
by sanderson Today at 3:12 am

» Pepper argument who's right
by sanderson Today at 3:10 am

» What to Grow through Very Hot Summers
by sanderson Today at 3:03 am

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by sanderson Today at 2:58 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson Today at 1:08 am

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson Today at 1:07 am

» 2017 corn pictures
by sanderson Today at 12:58 am

» Cinnamon, Fungus, and Gnats
by sanderson Today at 12:03 am

» New squash in a hurry
by RC3291 Yesterday at 11:09 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by yolos Yesterday at 11:02 pm

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 Yesterday at 10:30 pm

» Trellis
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 10:01 pm

» Question About Strawberries
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 9:59 pm

» Buzz Pollinators
by yolos Yesterday at 9:29 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in JUNE 2017
by Fiz Yesterday at 9:14 pm

» N & C Midwest--It is JUNE!!!! Garden Time!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:48 pm

» Poppy seeds - Hungarian Blue Breadseed
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:09 pm

» A really, really Frugal Gardener
by Fiz Yesterday at 8:06 pm

» New England June 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:01 pm

» AtlantaMarie's Garden
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 7:15 pm

» Tomato - Snow Fairy
by quiltbea Yesterday at 6:11 pm

» Fall Planting
by newbeone Yesterday at 5:26 pm

» Jaffa's garden - year one
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:14 pm

» Texas Dream garden 2017
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:29 pm

» Should I cover plants while away
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:17 pm

» Netting as Barrier
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 11:38 am

» Zucchini Tower
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:23 am

» Cover grape fruit to save from birds
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:20 am

» Wonderful laid back Fathers day
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:22 am

» Escarole in SFG
by BeetlesPerSqFt 6/21/2017, 10:46 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

When to start indoors, 6A?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

When to start indoors, 6A?

Post  igolfat8 on 2/25/2013, 1:05 pm

When do you suggest starting seeds indoors for zone 6A (Ohio)?
avatar
igolfat8

Posts : 31
Join date : 2012-01-26
Location : oh

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: When to start indoors, 6A?

Post  quiltbea on 2/25/2013, 1:20 pm

Depends on your last frost date. I'm in 5a and even tho my last frost date is now near late May, I thought May 12th a good date. The last 2 yrs our LFD was very early in May. Many crops can go outdoors up to 5 weeks before that last frost. Based on Mar 12th as my LFD this year, my plan is made.
I've already started a few things indoors; leeks, arugula, spinach and this week more greens will be started. They'll be going into my covered A-frame when they are big enuf, if the snow is gone, so I take a chance on starting things a bit sooner.
Around here I won't start cabbage, broccoli and then cauliflower til later in March.
Its all a matter of reading the charts and checking the prior years temps and making a decision. I find Mel's sowing charts in his book extremely helpful in that regard. With SFG we use so few seeds to start that losing a few to making a wrong early choice won't matter.
avatar
quiltbea

Female Posts : 4674
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 75
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: When to start indoors, 6A?

Post  camprn on 2/25/2013, 1:25 pm

@igolfat8 wrote:When do you suggest starting seeds indoors for zone 6A (Ohio)?

Plug in your zip code. Old Farmer's Almanac Best Seed Planting Dates <~~CLICK What a Face

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: When to start indoors, 6A?

Post  igolfat8 on 2/25/2013, 1:39 pm

Thanks for the reply folks. I was afraid I was too late. Phew...
avatar
igolfat8

Posts : 31
Join date : 2012-01-26
Location : oh

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: When to start indoors, 6A?

Post  Coelli on 2/25/2013, 2:14 pm

Gotta love SoCal, some of my best planting dates are already over. Very Happy Thanks for that link!
avatar
Coelli

Female Posts : 300
Join date : 2012-04-30
Location : Los Angeles foothills

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: When to start indoors, 6A?

Post  llama momma on 2/25/2013, 7:41 pm

@igolfat8 wrote:Thanks for the reply folks. I was afraid I was too late. Phew...

I'm in central Ohio. Today I was comparing the planting dates from the OSU master gardener manual to Mel's planting charts in his book. Happy to say its almost a perfect match if you use May 15th as the frost free date with central Ohio as your location. Spring planting dates will be about 2 weeks earlier for southern Ohio, and 2 weeks later for northern Ohio.
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4791
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: When to start indoors, 6A?

Post  floyd1440 on 2/26/2013, 6:55 pm

Hey camprn

Nice link..bookmarked it and will begin to add it to my excel spreadsheet.

Thanks!
avatar
floyd1440

Male Posts : 796
Join date : 2011-06-21
Age : 63
Location : Washington, Pa. Zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Here's another one my wife uses

Post  Hardcoir on 2/27/2013, 2:52 pm

http://www.yougrowgirl.com/2006/03/31/the-lazy-gardeners-seed-starting-chart/
avatar
Hardcoir

Posts : 92
Join date : 2013-02-03
Location : Nashville, TN

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: When to start indoors, 6A?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum