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Post  libralady9 on 3/7/2014, 8:19 am

Hi! I'm located in SE Ohio, about 12 miles east of Athens and probably 12 miles west of Parkersburg, WV. I was wondering when our last frost date was so I get the timing right on starting my seeds indoors. I'm trying to grow/raise most of my food to avoid GMO's and all the horrible stuff in the grocery stores now a days. Rolling Eyes
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Re: New to list and new to starting seeds indoors

Post  mapspringer on 3/7/2014, 9:20 am

Hello! And welcome to the forum.  OU grad here, so very familiar with your area!  My aunt and uncle live in Aimsville...  See the link below for the info you're searching:

Frost dates:
http://davesgarden.com/guides/freeze-frost-dates/

Seed start guide (plug in last frost date in box at top):
http://www.johnnyseeds.com/e-pdgseedstart.aspx

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Re: New to list and new to starting seeds indoors

Post  camprn on 3/7/2014, 10:12 am

For determining your USDA Hardiness Zone, this is a good site as well.

http://www.plantmaps.com/

ALso try this site. There is a vegetable wiki that will help you figure out what each plant needs from nutrients to sun to space.
http://myfolia.com/

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Post  Triciasgarden on 3/7/2014, 1:09 pm

Welcome to the forum libraliady9!
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Re: New to list and new to starting seeds indoors

Post  Nicola on 3/7/2014, 3:11 pm

welcome to the SFG forum from Connecticut, libralady9!  (My only awareness of Ohio is one Loooong daytrip to pick up my friend who was moving back here from Cleveland--never want to see that many PA plates again! Rolling Eyes )
I have found the following site to be handy, in case the other ones above don't have specific dates for your intended crop:
 http://www.timeanddate.com/date/timeduration.html
If you want to calculate which date it would be in X days, say, to "plant seed inside, 5 to 7 weeks before outdoor transplant", you could go to their next page:
http://www.timeanddate.com/date/calculatoruses.html.
I agree with you about how scary it can be, not knowing what might be in the conventional stuff at the grocery stores. (I must admit, sometimes I 'put my head in the sand' and not think about it all--that is, when I can't put my hands in the Mel's Mix. Smile )
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