starting my garden - Knowledgebase Question

warren, Mi
Question by brbrkn8
March 13, 2010
I am a beginner and i live in Detroit. When do i start planting my vegetables, how do i know when to plant what i want to grow...nothing ive read tells me when to start the seeds inside for those that need to be started and when i should start planting outside.

Answer from NGA
March 13, 2010


You generally start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks prior to your last frost date of the season. In the Detroit area the average last frost date is the 24th of April. In most years that means you can start your seeds indoors around the first of March. Towards the end of April watch the weather forecast and when nighttime temperatures consistently remain above freezing you can transplant your seedlings out into the garden. To be on the safe side, I'd plant them outside about the first of May. Hope this clarifies things for you and I hope you have a great garden!

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