So after thinking about my last post, I realized it might be too much info (TMI). So today I am giving you just some starting dates and planting out dates that I use here in Santa Fe, Zone 6B. You will need to transplant anything you start inside as it gets bigger before planting outside.
This schedule will be simpler to follow (especially if you only grow a few veggies) and if you want to see when to plant up to a bigger size pot, you can always go to my very detailed schedule from before. Also be aware this is MY schedule and I use row cover and wall of waters to be able to put the crops outside earlier AND weather will always influence when I plant outside. If you don’t use these aids, transplant tomatoes, peppers and eggplants in JUNE.
-Start COLD SEASON CROPS-INSIDE-greens-lettuce, arugula, spinach and Asian greens, cabbage
-EARLY MARCH-INSIDE COOL SEASON CROPS kale, chard, broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi
-EARLY MARCH-INSIDE-start peppers and eggplants
-MID-MARCH-TRANSPLANT OUTSIDE COLD SEASON CROPS (with protection) IN GREEN HOUSE OR COLD FRAME OR MINI GREENHOUSE-all greens that were started in FEB
-LATE MARCH-inside-start tomatoes
-Transplant starts OUTSIDE-beets, kale, chard, broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, cabbage, onion sets, garlic
-OUTSIDE-DIRECT SEED-Radishes, flowers, carrots, beets
-plant OUTSIDE-tomatoes (WITH PROTECTION), flowers, and anything above you haven’t planted outside yet
-Plant OUTSIDE transplants of tomatoes, peppers, eggplants (if you don’t use wall of waters)
-DIRECT SEED WARM SEASON CROPS OUTSIDE-more flowers, corn, beans, cucumbers, squash, melons, pumpkins
Here it is as a pdf SIMPLIFIED SEED STARTING SCHEDULE so you can just print it out.
Well, you can guess what I would say about this schedule, but it is nice that some people still put this information out there for their particular climates and regions. I find that old publications are more accurate than modern information here. Not many people enjoy gardening here anymore, and few who do so are any good at it. Even if they were to share their information, most of it would not be very helpful.