Spring arrives in about 4 weeks and that means it’s almost time to start seedlings indoors in the Southern U.S., with Northern states still a few weeks away.
When to start seedlings indoors, and then to transplant outdoors, all depends on where you live. Before planting, check this online calendar to pick the prime times to plant your tomatoes, cucumbers and other vegetables.
The Old Farmers Almanac’s free online calendar uses historical frost dates and moon phases to advise gardeners on when to start seeds indoors and when to plant outdoors.
Just enter your zip code to get suggested planting dates for Cantaloupes, Corn, Cucumbers, Tomatoes and other vegetables.
You can find the planting calendar at:
If you live in a warm-weather state, your time to start outdoor plants is coming soon. For example, if you’re in Raleigh (zip 27617), you can plant your tomato seeds indoors on February 9. If you’re in Buffalo, NY (zip code 14201), you should wait till mid-March to start your seedlings outdoors.
Spring for 2024 is March 19 – June 20.
What Are the Easiest Vegetables to Grow?
The 10 easiest vegetables to grow yourself, according to the Farmer’s Almanac, are:
- Green Beans
- Swiss Chard
- Summer Squash.
For tips on a successful vegetable garden, visit: 10 Easiest Vegetables to Grow at Home
Notably absent from the Easiest list are tomatoes, which are the most popular home garden plant but can be tough to keep healthy and productive. You especially need to beware of planting before the risk of frost has passed.
“In most regions, the soil is not warm enough to plant tomatoes outdoors until late spring and early summer except in zone 10, where they are a fall and winter crop,” says the Farmers Almanac. Read more at: Planting Tomatoes
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