If winter is the time to plan a garden and order seeds, early spring is the time to start wondering: When to plant? This table can help you figure out when to start your seeds indoors and when to set them out in your garden.
Follow these steps:
- Write the average frost-free date in column 1. Most gardeners in central Oregon use May 31, but use the date most applicable to your area.
- Count back (or ahead) using the numbers in column 2 to determine the outdoor planting date. Write that number in column 3.
- Count back from that date using the numbers in column 4 to determine the indoor sowing date.
Beans and lettuce are listed below as examples.
|Crop||Frost-free date||Weeks to set out||Set-out date||Weeks to grow indoors||Sow date|