The Best Time To Plant Seeds For Summer Gardens In New York
It's that time of year! Time to start your plants and veggies to get ready for this summer's gardening season.
Every year we go through it...when should I start planting seeds so that I have plants in time to plant for my summer garden? The answer is...now.
It depends on what you're hoping to grow, but for many veggies, you might want to get started now. If you're planning on starting from seeds, many of the vegetables you're growing will need to start growing into seedlings for planting.
It's still too early for starting many of them in the ground, but you can definitely start them indoors in pots. The goal is to avoid frosts. The last thing you want to do is to put them in the ground outside and have mother nature take them out the second that we have a cold night.
Every plant and vegetable has a different time frame too. Some actually do ok with a little frost, believe it or not. While most can be planted at the end of April, according to garden.org.
Some people prefer to wait until later in the summer to make sure that they aren't going to have to deal with any crop loss due to frost. The only problem with doing that is that you are then on a time frame. You would hate to put all that work in throughout the summer only to lose the crop in the fall.
Here's a complete list of vegetables and when you should have them in the ground according to garden.org: