seed starting guide

I’ve created this helpful spreadsheet to calculate when to plant your seeds based on your last frost date, or see the Halifax Edible Gardening Schedule.

YOUR SEED-STARTING PLAN
The Spring Frost-Free Date in My Garden is_______________ 06-May-10
CROP Early Sow Date Late sow date weeks from sowing  (weeks before last spring frost) safe for transplant outside Early Plant Date Late Plant Date
Basil 25-Mar-10 6 1 week after 13-May-10
Beets* 25-Mar-10 08-Apr-10 4-6 2 weeks before 22-Apr-10
Broccoli 25-Mar-10 08-Apr-10 4-6 2 weeks before 22-Apr-10
Cabbage 25-Mar-10 08-Apr-10 4-6 4 weeks before 08-Apr-10
Cauliflower 25-Mar-10 08-Apr-10 4-6 2 weeks before 22-Apr-10
Collards 25-Mar-10 08-Apr-10 4-6 4 weeks before 08-Apr-10
Corn* 08-Apr-10 22-Apr-10 2-4 0 to 2 weeks after 06-May-10 20-May-10
Cucumber 08-Apr-10 22-Apr-10 3-4 1 to 2 weeks after 13-May-10 20-May-10
Eggplant 25-Feb-10 11-Mar-10 8-10 2 to 3 weeks after 20-May-10 27-May-10
Kale 25-Mar-10 08-Apr-10 4-6 4 weeks before 08-Apr-10
Kohlrabi* 25-Mar-10 08-Apr-10 4-6 4 weeks before 08-Apr-10
Lettuce 25-Mar-10 08-Apr-10 4-6 3 to 4 weeks before 15-Apr-10 08-Apr-10
Melons 08-Apr-10 15-Apr-10 3-4 2 weeks after 22-Apr-10
Mustard* 01-Apr-10 08-Apr-10 4-6 4 weeks before 08-Apr-10
Okra* 25-Mar-10 08-Apr-10 4-6 2 to 4 weeks after 20-May-10 03-Jun-10
Onions 18-Mar-10 25-Mar-10 6-8 4 weeks before 08-Apr-10
Parsley 25-Feb-10 11-Mar-10 9-10 2 to 3 weeks before 22-Apr-10 15-Apr-10
Peas* 08-Apr-10 15-Apr-10 3-4 6 to 8 weeks before 25-Mar-10 11-Mar-10
Peppers 25-Feb-10 11-Mar-10 8- 10 2 weeks after 20-May-10
Pumpkins 08-Apr-10 08-Apr-10 3-4 2 weeks after 20-May-10
Spinach 25-Mar-10 08-Apr-10 4-6 3 to 6 weeks before 15-Apr-10 25-Mar-10
Squash 08-Apr-10 15-Apr-10 3-4 2 weeks after 20-May-10
Swiss chard 25-Mar-10 08-Apr-10 4-6 2 weeks before 22-Apr-10
Tomatoes 11-Mar-10 25-Mar-10 6-8 1 to 2 weeks after 13-May-10 20-May-10