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Best time to start 2013 seeds?

Posted by houseplantlover86 6 (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 10, 13 at 19:40

Hi,

When is the best time to start seeds this spring season? Mostly I am planting greenry like lettuce, spinach and kale.
I live in Michigan, zone 6 I am pretty sure. Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks!


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RE: Best time to start 2013 seeds?

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RE: Best time to start 2013 seeds?

If you are growing lettuce, you can do it mostly in cool weather; as most of the varieties will produce in summer. If you want fresh lettuce from spring through fall; then keep planting new crops about every 3-4 weeks. Every season has its own requirement, so it’s on you to select the varieties, which can adapt to changing temperatures.


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RE: Best time to start 2013 seeds?

I have all three of those out in my Z5b garden (northern IN) already. They sprout when they are good and ready, but can take the cold just fine. Even once it is up, all three take a freeze in my garden without trouble. I've had uncovered leaf lettuce go through five hard freezes last spring. The only trick is you cant harvest while it is frozen or it will be mush, but if you let it warm back up under the sun of the midday and harvest after it has defrosted on the plant, it bounces right back (or my varieties do at least).


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RE: Best time to start 2013 seeds?

emcd124-you have plants out already? I'm in Danville, IL and I really really want to start earlier than May. Do you have any tips?


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