The warm days of summer may seem like a long way off still, but each day it’s getting a bit warmer and closer to time in our garden. Between the spring rain showers, the bits of warm sun are a great time to get the seeds started for your garden. Starting your own seeds is a fraction of the cost of buying the plants at the store, plus you you choose where you get the seeds and soil.
Remember since it’s still cold at night, your starters will need a greenhouse or will need to be started inside. Don’t have a greenhouse? Don’t worry – check out how to make your own mini-greenhouse with something you probably already have around the house!
Please note that the starting suggestions are for summer gardening like we do in the Midwest, and your planting schedule may vary a little by location. I tend to start everything this time of year for an early May planting.
Late Start (February starters):
Whoops, we should have gotten these started last month. But let’s be honest, who wants to sit on the back patio and start seeds in the snow. A couple weeks late may mean a later harvest than normal, but it’s better to get them going now instead of buying the plants at the greenhouse or hardware store. It may seem odd starting some of these plants in the cold – but they actually do well in cold weather and can grow in the snow!
- Summer Squash
Need more tips on starting your garden? Check out our 10 tips for planning your garden.