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Name: M.J.
Scottsburg, IN
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Jan 21, 2017 6:03 PM CST
Is there a planting calendar for flowers like the one for vegetables? We are going to try both, but have little experience with growing flowers from seed.
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Jan 21, 2017 7:11 PM CST
You could use the vegetable calendar as a guideline. Just check on the seed packets of the flowers you want to plant. It will either say "plant as soon as the ground is workable in spring" for cool season flowers, or it will say "plant after all danger of frost" for warm season.

If you're starting your seeds indoors intending to transplant them out, you should get busy and start planting in flats or pots right now for the types that like cool weather. It can give you a jump start of a couple of weeks to a month earlier bloom if you start your seeds indoors.
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Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Jan 21, 2017 7:13 PM CST
Welcome to NGA!

As far as I know, there isn't a flower-seed-starting calendar here, but seed catalogs and seed packets usually say when to start the seeds. Somewhere around here I have a poster from Herbst Brothers Seeds (no longer in business) with very detailed information on starting flower seeds (some require darkness to germinate, some require light, some need cold stratification, etc.). I generally just Google "how to grow ____ from seed."
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Name: greene
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greene
Jan 21, 2017 7:32 PM CST
I found a site selling a poster type planting guide. You can hover over the image and move around to see the information. They don't give actual dates but refer to before/after frost dates and categorize plants as H for Hardy, VH for Very Hardy, T for Tender etc.
https://www.coolowlmaps.com/pr...
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