Do you want to grow vegetables, herbs, or flowers, but don’t know when to start them?
Starting vegetables, herbs, and flower seeds are not as easy as it seems.
- Vegetable, Herb, and Flower 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 typical growing seasons are not long enough, vegetable, herb, and flower 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 vegetable, herb, and flower seeds indoors:
When to Start Vegetable, Herb, & Flower Seeds Indoors
Depending on the type of vegetable, lettuce, or flower you grow, it takes roughly 25 – 30 days (3 to 4 weeks) to grow them from seed indoors before you can transplant them into your garden.
The approximate date of when you should start your vegetable, herb, or flower seeds indoors can be found by:
- Finding the last average frost date HERE
- And then subtract 30 days from it
You can also find the average last frost date for most major cities HERE
To help ensure the greatest success of your vegetable, herb, and flower 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 plant seeds receive
- Water your seeds with a spray bottle to ensure your seeds are not overwatered
It should also be noted that you will not want to introduce your 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, Herb, or Flower Seed in Ohio, head over to HERE and just type in the plant you want to grow.