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armytwife24
Mar 24, 2017 9:31 PM CST
When should you plant seeds to make sure it's warm enough to grow .? I live in central Ohio. I always heard Mother's Day to make sure we don't have anymore frost . But I was reading your website and it said right soil condition is April 27 .
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Yardenman
Mar 24, 2017 11:28 PM CST
armytwife24 said:When should you plant seeds to make sure it's warm enough to grow .? I live in central Ohio. I always heard Mother's Day to make sure we don't have anymore frost . But I was reading your website and it said right soil condition is April 27 .


Average last frosts vary year to year. And "average" means that 50% of the time, there will be a hard frost later. I tend to go with 80% average last frost date. It's safer

You can find more information from your local State University or Dept Of Agriculture website. I don't have that for Ohio but a net search will get it easily.

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Mar 25, 2017 12:52 AM CST

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Jai_Ganesha
Mar 25, 2017 1:04 AM CST
Hello @armytwife24. Welcome to the forum!

I live in Pennsylvania so I probably have a similar climate to you. I start some of my "cold season" crops and flowers now. This includes things like radishes, lettuce, and peas which need cooler temperatures as well as pansies, sweet peas, and poppies.

Warmer weather crops like tomatoes, cucumbers, and corn, as well as warmer weather flowers like zinnias, marigolds, and sunflowers, can all go out around the first week of May. If you want until the second week that's usually OK, too.

A lot depends on where in central Ohio you actually are. I drive through there several times a year and I envy the rolling hills. I hope you stick around!
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