Zone 5, southern Vermont/NY capital district -
I think it's time to get pepper seeds started - what else should I be
starting from seed this time of year? I expect I'll be able to turn over
the soil in my backyard boxes (Bartholomew's square foot method) by
Jon Endres, PE
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I started leeks a bit over a week ago, and probably could have started
earlier; the alliums are slow at the get-go (much like me). I'm probably
going to wait a bit on peppers, and tomatoes grow too fast to be started
yet. Probably after a vacation in warmer climes shortly (think hula
Gary Woods AKA K2AHC- PGP key on request, or at www.albany.net/~gwoods
Zone 5/6 in upstate New York, 1420' elevation. NY WO G
I think it is too early for warm weather veggies. If you will turn
over the soil in mid-april, probably you should start your lettuce,
chard, kale and other cool weather crops on March 1, and the tomatoes
and the rest April 1.
Yep, I agree that it's too early. I never start my indoor pepper and tomato
seedlings before March 10 out here in the wilds of Washington state in zone
6, because we can have a frost right up to May 15.
I have started several dozen leeks already, and I have a couple
eggplant seedlings and yellow tomato seedlings already "hatched".
It's still clammy and hovering just below freezing most nights here,
so nothing's going outside any time soon, but I'll have my
heat-friendly transplants ready by mid April.
I figure I'll also start my peppers and grape tomatoes soon to give
them several weeks headstart, as well.
Last year I started everything way too late (late March, as I recall)
and had to wait forever to start getting anything to eat. The way I'm
doing it this year, I hope to take full advantage of the length of the
growing season here.
Mark, Zone 6
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