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Time to start your seeds in growing zone 6

Like many new gardeners, knowing when to start your seeds is paramount to a successful season. To do so, you need to know your average last frost date for me in Westchester County, my magic date is April 15 or May 15 or somewhere in between. No two websites give you the same date.  I’ve picked May 7 as my planting day.  Working back from the last frost date, here are the dates I will start my seeds.

  • Krimson Lee peppers 3/14/2011
  • Carmen peppers 3/14/2011
  • Red rocket peppers 3/14/2011
  • Amazing Cauliflower 3/14/2011
  • Brandywine tomato 3/28/2011
  • Granadero tomato 3/28/2011
  • Cherokee Purple tomato 3/28/2011
  • Marble Red Onions 3/6/2011
  • Diva cucumbers 4/4/2011
  • Ridgeline Romaine 3/6/2011
  • Eight Ball Squash
  • Arcadia Broccoli 3/14/2011

Dr Seuss’s garden: Dragon carrots, gold beets, purple tomatoes and red rocket peppers

As usual, my procrastination has gotten the best of me and the two posts that had been rolling around my head this week never got written.  Nor did I finish the book that was due back at the library…or…well you get the picture.

I did manage to sit down for 15-minutes this evening and organize my garden for 2011.  In addition to finalizing my seed purchase for this year’s garden, I will also attempt to start most of my own plants from seed this year. Continue reading