Seeds to Start Now
We are laughing too (with a quiet cry) at the amount of snow we have received this February and it doesn’t seem like it’s going to stop yet. The good thing is that the outdoors can’t stop you from starting your cold weather hardy vegetables indoors in March.
The brassicas family which includes cauliflower, broccoli, and cabbage can be seeded in early to mid-March as well as lettuces. These cold-weather crops can be put outdoors earlier and do well in a cold frame or hoop houses.
In mid to late March, plant your peppers and eggplants. These all need eight to 10 weeks indoors under lights before the last frost date.
Minnesota Horticulture Society recommends holding off on your tomato plants until the beginning of April. If you do start them in mid-March give them plenty of light and fertilizer so they grow strong.
According to the Farmers Almanac, our last frost date is May 6th, but that is not set in stone, especially with changing weather patterns. Keep your eye on the weather and it will help you know when you can transplant seedlings outdoors.
Are you new to starting seeds indoors? Or do you run into problems each time? Join us for our Seed Starting Simplified event March 23rd at 11:30 am. We also have a page dedicated to vegetables and some resources to help you grow your own food! See both links below.
We carry grow lights, seed starting kits, seedling potting soil, fertilizer, and seeds. Later in the spring we will have vegetables and herbs that we have grown for you to purchase if you don’t get to starting your own seedlings.