starting garden - Knowledgebase Question

madision heights, Mi
Question by srafferty307
April 1, 2009
I want to start a vegetable garden in detroit area if I germinate my seeds from scratch in the house at what point would it be safe i.e. month day... to transplant to the outside. Also I'm using a weedy square in my backyard what kind of soil should I mix in before I plant?

Answer from NGA
April 1, 2009


You can set your vegetable seedlings out in mid-May in a sunny garden bed. Amend the soil with some compost prior to planting and your veggies should thrive. Here's a publication from Michigan State University that lists specific cultivars along with their planting dates:

You can download the publication for reference throughout the gardening season. Hope you find it helpful!

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