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What To Plant Now – a regional sowing and planting guide

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Mother Earth News has the best tool for knowing when to sow seeds indoors, sow outdoors, and when to transplant. Sorry mates, for now, the guide is only for the contiguous United States.

Wondering how to know the estimated date of the last frost (if you have it)? The National Climatic Data Center has the info you need! In true scientific form, there are three levels of probability provided: 10%, 50% and 90%. Mother advises you plant in the 10% window.

Johnny’s has a helpful seed starting guide in a downloadable Excel spreadsheet. Simply enter your last frost date and starting and sowing dates are populated into the guide. Useful for most common vegetable types.

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4 Responses to “What To Plant Now – a regional sowing and planting guide”

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  2. Territorial Seeds also has a good planting chart.

  3. I am thinking of growing lots of dry beans. How far apart do I need to plant the varieties so they do not cross pollinate?

  4. Hi Jo – it’s a great question, probably best posed in the discussion forum: Be sure to let us know what varieties of bean you’re growing.

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