When To Start Your Seeds for Minnesota Gardening
Happy Spring! The season started out a little snowy this year, and as Minnesotans we know that this won't be the last time white flakes fall from the sky before the season is in full swing. But that doesn't mean we can't start spring time activities! I decided that this is the year I have a garden that I don't forget about or accidentally kill, and it turns out that gardening season starts now! The University of Minnesota Extension Service actually has a handy chart of when to start your seeds to have a successful crop this year.
- Early February - Start leek and onion seeds.
- Mid-February - Start celery seeds.
- Early March - Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and lettuce seeds should be started.
- Mid-March - Start peppers and eggplants.
- Early April - Tomato seeds should be started.
Looks like I'm already a bit behind with my goal of growing my own onions. The good news is that green houses typically have seeds started and sprouting, and buying those is an option! The U of M Extension is your go-to for everything gardening in our state. Check out their website here, and happy gardening!