While searching for instructions on when to start my tomato seeds, I stumbled on a great garden planting chart from the University of Minnesota Extension Service. “Planting the Vegetable Garden” by Vincent Fritz features a chart of planting dates and spacing for popular garden vegetables, specifically written for Minnesota gardeners. It’s just what I was looking for! I suspect other northern gardeners will find the chart and information useful, too.
It turns out that my timing for thinking about seeds today was just right, so with the help of my oldest son I planted the last of the flower and vegetable seeds that need an early start. Since my first round of seed starting, there are now lots of little snapdragon shoots in the jiffy pots.
I’m still waiting for the petunias to show some evidence of germination. Now at least they have company from eggplants, sweet peas, moonflowers, and three different varieties of tomatoes all started today.