Seed Starting
Hi there, I'm in zone 5. When should I start my veggie seeds indoors? Is now too soon?
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

"Hi. Thanks for the question.

It may still be a few weeks too early to start seeds in your area. Starting seeds usually  is a matter of counting backwards from the last frost date in your area. Other gardeners in your neighborhood or the county extension service can help you in determining that.

Then read the back of your seed packet. That will tell you exactly when to start your seeds. For example, for peppers you need to  start seeds 8 to 10 weeks before setting them out, which is usually two to three weeks after you r average last frost date when the soil has warmed up. The packet for each kind of seed is different, so count back accordingly.

Also you might look at these resources on bhg.com:

http://www.bhg.com/gardening/vegetable/vegetables/vegetable-planting-calendar/

http://www.bhg.com/gardening/vegetable/vegetables/planning-your-first-vegetable-garden/

http://www.bhg.com/gardening/gardening-by-region/regional-gardening/regional-vegetable-gardening-calendar/

Thanks again for asking!"

Answered by BHGgardenEditors