help with beans, okra, peas, and corn
I know it's not recommended to grow beans and okra as transplants as they don't like having their roots disturbed.
The main growing season where I am at (Northern MI) starts May 28th; our growing season is short and cold.
If I try to start okra at the beginning of the main season here, the seeds tend to rot in the soil due to it being too cool; I grow my veggies in containers and still have this problem with direct sowing okra.
Even if I were to do a later planting (i.e. mid June) June is still a cool month here.
For peas, it's the same problem with okra; the seeds rot in the soil cause of it being too cold.
Also with peas and beans it would just make it easier for spacing and figuring out how many plants per container doing transplants as opposed to direct sowing.
How old should the okra, beans, and peas be as transplants before transplanting them to the garden? What size pots should be used (for starting them as transplants)?