Starting Vegetable Seed – Best Timing

Q: When is the best date in north Georgia to start vegetable seeds so as to be ready to transplant into our garden?

A: It all depends on which plants you want to grow. Some, like broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and lettuce should be started ten weeks before your last frost. Tomato, eggplant, and pepper seeds need to be started seven weeks before the last frost. Cucumber, squash, and watermelon seeds need only four weeks to be ready for planting.

Your last frost date in north Georgia is usually in late April. Count back from there to determine when to start your seeds.

See www.georgiaweather.net for weather data for other parts of the state.

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