Here is the BEST Time to Start Collard Green Seeds in South Dakota (2023)

Do you want to grow collard green seeds in South Dakota, but don’t know when to start them?

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Whether growing indoors or in a garden, starting collard green seeds is not as easy as it seems.

Here’s why:

  • Collard Green Seeds must be consistently watered, receive at least 8 hours of sunlight a day, & be kept at room temperature of at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

So if you don’t consistently water them they won’t germinate. If they aren’t in a room that is at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit they won’t sprout. And if it receives 8 hours of sunlight the plant itself won’t grow.

  • Because South Dakota’s growing season is not long enough, collard green seeds cannot be sowed outside and should only be started indoors.

Because of this, I’m going to teach you the ideal time to start collard green seeds indoors in South Dakota:

  • To Learn More About HOW to Grow Collard Greens, Check Out This GUIDE!

When to Start Collard Green Seeds Indoors

Depending on the type of collard greens, it takes roughly 40-60 days (6 to 8 weeks) to grow collard greens from seed indoors before you can transplant them into your garden.

The approximate date of when you should start your collard green seeds indoors can be found by:

  • Finding the last average frost date HERE
  • And then subtract 60 days from it

You can also find the average last frost date for most major cities in the below chart that I have created:

South Dakota Frost Dates

To help ensure the greatest success of your collard green seeds germinating you should:

  • Use a heat mat to ensure the gardening pot remains at 70 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Use a grow light to control how much light your collard green seeds receive
  • Water your seeds with a spray bottle to ensure your seeds are not overwatered

Once your seedlings are ready, you can read how to transplant your plant HERE.

It should also be noted that you will not want to introduce your collard green plants into your garden until 2 weeks after your last frost or else your plant will potentially die or not bear vegetables.

If you want to learn WHEN to start ANY Vegetable Seed in South Dakota, head over to HERE and just type in the vegetable you want to grow.

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