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Post  rabelgirls on 1/14/2014, 1:45 pm

I just found this forum today!!  I do have a question...


I live in central WV and am wanting to get started planting my seeds..  is it too early??


I have never done this before so any information that you could give would be great!!


Thank you in advance for your assistance!!
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Post  meatburner on 1/14/2014, 4:12 pm

glad you\'re here to this great forum.  Probably a little early for starting seeds inside. Rabelgirls, I think you are in zone 6 in central WV but you need to double check.  A really good site is to google the West Virginia Extention Service as it will give you a lot of local information on planting times and plants that are recommended for your particular area.  Local information is really good to research.   Good luck with the garden.
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Post  malefacter on 1/14/2014, 4:59 pm

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Post  camprn on 1/14/2014, 5:13 pm

rabelgirl, check on a site called myfolia for seed starting times in your area. Also, the old farmers almanac and Johnny's seeds have seed starting calculators that are very handy.


http://www.johnnyseeds.com/e-pdgseedstart.aspx?source=E_Calc_ReminderSeedStart_0211_CGCM


check here for your last frost date.
http://www.almanac.com/content/frost-chart-united-states/LA/Ville%20Platte

http://www.almanac.com/
see the gardening tab

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Post  rabelgirls on 1/14/2014, 5:19 pm

Thank you so much for your replies!!  They were very helpful and greatly appreciated!!!
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Post  quiltbea on 1/14/2014, 5:46 pm

Welcome from the cold state of Maine.
Camprn gave you be best advice.  Find out your last frost date first and then go to Johnny's and enter it to get the seed starting chart for that date. 
If you are not able to start your own seed indoors, then check the planting dates to plant growing ones you buy from Walmart, Lowe's, nurseries and so forth.
Good luck.
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Post  camprn on 1/14/2014, 6:03 pm

@quiltbea wrote:Welcome from the cold state of Maine.
Camprn gave you be best advice.  Find out your last frost date first and then go to Johnny's and enter it to get the seed starting chart for that date. 
If you are not able to start your own seed indoors, then check the planting dates to plant growing ones you buy from Walmart, Lowe's, nurseries and so forth.
Good luck.

+1, But if you can, support you local nursery!  Wink

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Post  quiltbea on 1/14/2014, 6:18 pm

I used to buy from our local nursery but they went belly-up 4 years ago when Lowe's and Home Depot arrived in the next town.  Such a shame.  They were so darn knowledgable about their stock, unlike the building stores.  The next closest one is 3 towns away from me, too far for my gas tank.
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Post  Laydera on 1/15/2014, 8:00 am

try Gardenate

http://www.gardenate.com/zones/USA%2B-%2BZone%2B6a

Its a great site to use but a bit difficult to find your region if you don't know it already. I subscribe to the reminders and I love the advance notice of what to start. 

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