When to start seeds is always a question for me EVERY year. I am still learning about the best timing. I learn from so many people on the web. I decided to curate a few of my favorites. Since I’m in Colorado, I did add some sites particular to my state (as a lot of my readers are also from Colorado). But, I’d like to make this list good for everyone EVERYWHERE. So please, PLEASE add to this list other web resources that you have found helpful. It is easy to do in the list below. Just click on the red words “add to list” and then copy and paste the URL as instructed. Let’s all learn together on when to start seeds.
Oh…and by the way, in my list is one link about building your own indoor grow light system from Gayla at You Grow Girl. Her site is so GREAT! And she has some wonderful books too.
Here’s the list:
Laura's Curated List of Seed Starting Instruction Guides
Laura LOVES this because you can plug in your frost date and wala....there is your chart.
Gayla says...When we moved, I abandoned the cobbled together grow light setup I had been struggling with for years in favour of beginning again with a much improved, bigger and badder system. In the old place I had to stuff the grow light shelving system into a corner nook of my office.
In the Denver area, climate information going back to 1900 shows that April has, on average, one day with a minimum temperature of less than 32 degrees (F). The range is from 0-4 such days. May has an average of zero days with a minimum temperature less than 32 degrees, but a May freeze has been recorded at least once.
Laura, at Colorado Backyard Gardener loves MrBrownThumb! Go to his site. It's awesome!
He says, "Over the past few years, I have amassed a number of posts here about growing from seed that should be helpful to beginner seed starters. While these seed starting tips are aimed at beginners hopefully, they will be of use and interest to more experienced gardeners who may not have done much seed starting in the past..."