Indoor Seed Sowing Calendar
In the Atlanta area our last frost date is around April 15 so we have to count back to figure out when to sow seeds indoors to get a jump-start on the growing season. Here is a seed sowing calendar to help you get plants ready for when the weather warms up.
12 Weeks before last frost
begonia, browallia, geranium, larkspur, viola, pansy, vinca
11 Weeks before last frost
Dianthus, petunia, portulaka, verbena, onions, celery, celeriac
10 Weeks before last frost
heliotrope, candytuft, primula, leek, early greens (to be planted out in the coldframe or greenhouse beds), snapdragon, stock
9 Weeks before last frost
delphinium, chamomile, parsley, Greek oregano, impatiens, rudbeckia, early lettuce, kale, escarole, thyme
8 Weeks before last frost
pepper (78*F), shallot, eggplant, basil, cherry tomato, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, columbine, dahlia, phlox
7 Weeks before last frost
large tomato varieties, alyssum, cleome, salvia horminum, lavatera, ageratum, celosia
zinnia, more lettuce, radicchio, marigold, aster, balsam
5 Weeks before last frost
bachelor’s buttons, agastache, sweet pea, calendula, centaurea
4 Weeks before last frost
sanvitalia, cabbage, morning glory, nicotiana, nigella, phlox, phacelia
3 Weeks before last frost
morning glory, nasturtium, cosmos, melon, cucumber, squash, more lettuce
Be sure to read the seed packet when starting seed as some need light to germinate while others can be covered, some need at least 78* F to germinate while others only need 65* F. By following the instructions closely you are that much closer to being rewarded with healthy, strong plants ready to beautify your landscape and provide you with wholesome homegrown vegetables.
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