Early Spring Seed Starting Dates

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Starting seeds indoors is a rewarding gardening project!  You can grow your own plants by starting seeds indoors before the growing season really gets started.  A pack of seeds costs just a few dollars or less and you can grow many great plants from each pack.  In the NC Piedmont region, which includes Raleigh, February & March are great months to start your cool weather vegetable seeds.  These cool weather loving veggies are able to jump start your vegetable growing season and extend the harvest of delicious veggies from your home garden!  In March you can begin to start your warm season vegetables indoors, like tomatoes & peppers.  We carry conventional seeds as well as organic, heirloom and non-GMO seeds from companies like Baker Creek & Botanical Interest. Make sure to shop for seeds early to get the best selection! For seed starting tips see our article here.

Seeds to Start for Early Spring Planting

Type

Seed Starting Dates

Beets  Feb. 15th – April 1st

Broccoli  Dec. 1st – Mar. 15th

Cabbage  Dec. 1st – Mar. 15th

Carrot  Feb. 1st – Mar. 1st

Cauliflower  Feb. 1st – Mar. 1st

Endive  Feb. 1st – Mar. 15th

Kale  Feb. 15th – April 1st

Kohlrabi  Feb. 15th – April 15th

Lettuces  Feb. 15th – April 1st

Mustards  Feb. 1st  – April 1st

Garden Peas  Feb. 1st – Mar. 1st

Radish  Feb. 1st  – April 15th

Rutabaga  Feb. 1st – April 1st

Spinach  Feb. 1st – Mar. 15th

Turnip Feb. 1st – April 15th

 

Seeds to Start for Spring & Summer Planting

Type

Seed Starting Dates

Cucumbers  Mar. 22nd- April 15th

Eggplant  Mar. 1st- April 15th

Melons  Mar. 22nd- April 15th

Peppers  Mar. 1st- April 15th

Squash  Mar. 1st- April 15th

Tomatoes  Mar. 1st- April 15th

If you didn’t get a chance to start your plants we have lots of cool-weather plants for sale at the garden center.  Warm season veggie plants – like tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers are available in April.

In March you can also plant potatoes and onions as well as garlic and asparagus!