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Early Spring Seed Starts

Updated: Mar 14, 2023

Most of my seed starting happens in late March because it stays cold here for so long. Our last frost date is at the end of May so we have a very short growing season. Onions (what I am starting in photo) I can plant in the garden sometime in April & a frost won’t bother them. I can also cover them really easily if need be. I started luffa gourd plants at the end of February because they have a very long growing season. Once the luffa gourd plants get a certain size I will transplant them into a big pot and keep them in the house till July then put the pots outside in the garden. If I have a greenhouse by fall, I’ll put the pots in there.

I start pumpkins, celery, some flowers, tomatoes, peppers, & corn inside as well. My living room becomes my greenhouse, we have huge windows that let in tons of light. The rest I will sow outside directly in my garden. This year it will be carrots, green beans, pinto beans, red beans, spinach, kale, lettuce, and flowers. I want to put in a couple new beds, one for a strawberry patch and one to grow popcorn.

I am so excited to get back in my garden! I love to grow all the things!! The snow needs to do some serious melting first though. I don’t even think I could open my garden gate at the moment there is so much snow!!

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