Seed Transplant 13,876 varieties of veggies available in the Yearbook 597 varieties of veggies, flowers and herbs available in the catalog 82 varieties of veggies, flowers and herbs available at the Lillian Goldman Visitors Center 23 varieties of tomatoes, peppers & ground cherries available in the catalog
Why should I start from seed? It’s a great way to get to know your garden on another level!
*Source: Nancy Bubel’s The New Seed-Starters Handbook
2-4 weeks before last frost Cucumbers and melons 5-6 weeks before safe planting-out date Cole crops 5-6 weeks before safe planting-out date Lettuce 6-8 weeks before last frost Tomatoes 6-8 weeks before last frost Eggplant 8-12 weeks before last frost Peppers 12-14 weeks before safe planting-out date Onions
If starting your seeds in a cool setting, use a warming pad.
Make-do options include household heating-pads on the lowest setting, LED lights covered with a thin layer of plastic, top of the fridge, or a sunny window—just try to find a nice warm spot in the house.
Know what temperature is optimal for your seeds to germinate.