Seeds Started, Seeds Sprouted

by Josh on April 4, 2008 · 3 comments

in garden,Projects

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.

Snapdragon Sprouts

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.

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I work to hard April 4, 2008 at 11:19 pm

I love seedlings, there so pretty. Reading this reminded me that I need to start my yellow pear tomato plants. There my favorites and there so easy to grow.


mitziliina April 8, 2008 at 2:05 pm

I, too, have been searching for gardening advice. With the way MN weather is you never know when it’s really safe to plant anything! Thanks for the link!


Josh April 8, 2008 at 11:50 pm

@I work to hard- I like the yellow pear tomatoes, too, but we’re taking a break from growing them this year. Enjoy yours!

@mitziliina- Welcome, neighbor! Glad to help with the link.


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