I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about this year’s garden. I ordered all heirloom/organic seeds and they arrived in the mail this week. I plan to save seeds from almost everything we grow this year so we will not need to purchase more (or at least not as many) seeds next year. I’m really excited to get these seeds going.
When planning out seeds starting there are some things to consider. How much space I have available for starting seeds, how many of each type of plant should I start, when should I start them and when the will be ready to transplant. In years past I have been anxious to get started and started some seeds too early. I have also gone by the wrong average last frost date by almost a month too early. When I look at my zoning (zone 7a) it tells me that last frost should be around April 15. I found out this year that in my exact area the last frost date is closer to May 5th.