South Haven, Mi
|I live in zone 5 (southwestern Michigan, lower pennisula) and I would like to try sowing lettuce and spinach seeds indoors, in an unheated garage. I plan to keep the lettuce and spinach planted in the containers that I sow the seeds in... At what temperatures can I start doing this with success? Can it be freezing temperatures overnight in my garage? Thanks for your help!
|Answer from NGA
February 4, 2010
|Both lettuces and spinach will grow outdoors in the cool spring temperatures but the seeds need to be grown at a minimum of 55 degrees. You'll have better results if you start the seeds indoors rather than in the garage. Start them about 6 weeks before you set them out and plan to set them outdoors about the second week of May. Best wishes with your venture.
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