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YOUR SEED-STARTING PLAN
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Enter spring frost-free date (include year):6/2/12
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Number of weeks to start seeds before setting-out dateWhen to start insideSafe time to set out plants (relative to frost-free date)Setting-out date
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CropFromToFromTo
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Artichoke87-Apron frost-free date2-Jun
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Basil628-Apr1 week after9-Jun
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Beets*4 to 67-Apr21-Apr2 weeks before19-May
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Broccoli4 to 67-Apr21-Apr2 weeks before19-May
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Cabbage4 to 624-Mar7-Apr4 weeks before5-May
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Cauliflower4 to 67-Apr21-Apr2 weeks before19-May
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Celery & celeriac10 to 1217-Mar31-Mar1 week after9-Jun
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Collards4 to 624-Mar7-Apr4 weeks before5-May
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Corn salad/mache4 to 610-Mar14-Apr3 to 6 weeks before21-Apr12-May
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Corn*2 to 45-May2-Jun0 to 2 weeks after2-Jun16-Jun
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Cucumber3 to 412-May26-May1 to 2 weeks after9-Jun16-Jun
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Eggplant8 to 107-Apr28-Apr2 to 3 weeks after16-Jun23-Jun
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Kale4 to 624-Mar7-Apr4 weeks before5-May
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Kohlrabi*4 to 624-Mar7-Apr4 weeks before5-May
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Leeks8 to 1010-Mar24-Mar2 weeks before19-May
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Lettuce4 to 531-Mar14-Apr3 to 4 weeks before5-May12-May
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Melons3 to 419-May26-May2 weeks after16-Jun
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Mustard*4 to 624-Mar7-Apr4 weeks before5-May
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Okra*4 to 65-May2-Jun2 to 4 weeks after16-Jun30-Jun
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Onions8 to 1025-Feb10-Mar4 weeks before5-May
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Parsley9 to 103-Mar17-Mar2 to 3 weeks before12-May19-May
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Peas*3 to 410-Mar31-Mar6 to 8 weeks before7-Apr21-Apr
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Peppers821-Apr2 weeks after16-Jun
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Pumpkins3 to 419-May26-May2 weeks after16-Jun
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Spinach4 to 610-Mar14-Apr3 to 6 weeks before21-Apr12-May
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Squash3 to 419-May26-May2 weeks after16-Jun
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Swiss chard4 to 67-Apr21-Apr2 weeks before19-May
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Tomatoes6 to 814-Apr5-May1 to 2 weeks after9-Jun16-Jun
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Watermelon3 to 419-May26-May2 weeks after16-Jun
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* Usually direct-sown, but may be started indoors
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Note: Dates are the same from year to year, but this table requires a year for computation simplicity
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