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Snap Beans
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Beets
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage

Soybeans
Spinach
Summer Squash
Winter Squash
Swiss Chard
Tomatoes
Turnips
Watermelon

 

Guide to Growing AsparagusAsparagus (crowns)

Indoor Sowing
Time needed to reach transplant size: -
When to transplant to garden: 2-4 weeks before last spring frost (soak the crowns in lukewarm water for a few hours before planting)

Other Sowing Guidelines
Approx. germination time: -
Germination temp.: -
Sowing depth: -
Days to maturity: 2 years from crowns

 

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Guide to Growing AsparagusAsparagus (seed)

Indoor Sowing
Time needed to reach transplant size: 12-14 weeks
When to transplant to garden: 4 weeks after last spring frost

Other Sowing Guidelines
Approx. germination time: 10-14 days
Germination temp.: 60-85 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1/2 inch (soak the seeds in water overnight before planting)
Days to maturity: 3 years from seed

 

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Lima Beans (bush)

Indoor Sowing
Time needed to reach transplant size: 3-4 weeks
When to transplant to garden: 1-2 weeks after last spring frost

Other Sowing Guidelines
Approx. germination time: 6-18 days
Germination temp.: 65-85 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1 inch
Days to maturity: 60-85 days

 

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Lima Beans (pole)

Indoor Sowing
Time needed to reach transplant size: 3-4 weeks When to transplant to garden: 1-2 weeks after last spring frost

Other Sowing Guidelines
Approx. germination time: 6-18 days
Germination temp.: 65-85 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1 inch
Days to maturity: 60-85 days

 

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Guide to Growing BeanSnap Beans (bush)

Indoor Sowing
Time needed to reach transplant size: 3-4 weeks When to transplant to garden: after last spring frost

Other Sowing Guidelines
Approx. germination time: 6-12 days
Germination temp.: 65-85 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1 inch
Days to maturity: 50-60 days

 

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Guide to Growing BeanSnap Beans (pole)

Indoor Sowing
Time needed to reach transplant size: 3-4 weeks When to transplant to garden: after last spring frost

Other Sowing Guidelines
Approx. germination time: 6-12 days
Germination temp.: 65-85 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1 inch
Days to maturity: 60-70 days

 

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Guide to Growing BeetBeets

Indoor Sowing
Time needed to reach transplant size: 4-6 weeks When to transplant to garden: 2 weeks before last spring frost

Other Sowing Guidelines
Approx. germination time: 5-16 days
Germination temp.: 50-85 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1/2 inch
Days to maturity: 50-70 days

 

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Guide to Growing BroccoliBroccoli

Indoor Sowing
Time needed to reach transplant size: 6-8 weeks When to transplant to garden: 4 weeks before to 2 weeks after last spring frost

Other Sowing Guidelines
Approx. germination time: 4-20 days
Germination temp.: 45-85 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1/4 inch
Days to maturity: 50-80 days from transplant

 

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Guide to Growing Brussels SproutBrussels Sprouts

Indoor Sowing
Time needed to reach transplant size: 6-8 weeks When to transplant to garden: 4 weeks before to 3 weeks after last spring frost

Other Sowing Guidelines
Approx. germination time: -
Germination temp.: -
Sowing depth: 1/4 inch
Days to maturity: 85-95 days from transplant

 

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Guide to Growing CabbageCabbage

Indoor Sowing
Time needed to reach transplant size: 6-8 weeks When to transplant to garden: 5 weeks before to 2 weeks after last spring frost date

Other Sowing Guidelines
Approx. germination time: 4-14 days
Germination temp.: 45-95 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1/4 inch
Days to maturity: 50-100 days from transplant

 

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Guide to Growing Bok ChoyChinese Cabbage

Indoor Sowing
Time needed to reach transplant size: 4-6 weeks When to transplant to garden: 4 to 6 weeks before last spring frost date

Other Sowing Guidelines
Approx. germination time: 4-14 days
Germination temp.: 45-95 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1/4 inch
Days to maturity: 60-90 days from transplant

 

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Guide to Growing CarrotCarrots

Indoor Sowing
Time needed to reach transplant size: -
When to transplant to garden: -no info shown

Other Sowing Guidelines
Approx. germination time: 6-18 days
Germination temp.: 85 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1/2 inch
Days to maturity: 62-90 days

 

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Guide to Growing Cauliflower Seeds | Seeds of LifeCauliflower

Indoor Sowing
Time needed to reach transplant size: 6-8 weeks
When to transplant to garden: 4 weeks before to 2 weeks after last spring frost

Other Sowing Guidelines
Approx. germination time: 4-20 days
Germination temp.: 45-85 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1/4 inch
Days to maturity: 60-80 days from transplant

 

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Guide to Growing CeleryCelery

Indoor Sowing
Time needed to reach transplant size: 10 weeks When to transplant to garden: 3 weeks before to 4 weeks after last spring frost

Other Sowing Guidelines
Approx. germination time: 7-21 days
Germination temp.: 60-70 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1/4 inch
Days to maturity: 120 days from transplant

 

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Guide to Growing CollardCollards

Indoor Sowing
Time needed to reach transplant size: 6-8 weeks When to transplant to garden: 4 weeks before to 2 weeks after last spring frost

Other Sowing Guidelines
Approx. germination time: 4-14 days
Germination temp.: 45-95 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1/2 inch
Days to maturity: 55-80 days

 

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Guide to Growing CornCorn (Sweet)

Indoor Sowing
Time needed to reach transplant size: 2-4 weeks When to transplant to garden: 0 to 2 weeks after last spring frost

Other Sowing Guidelines
Approx. germination time: 4-12 days
Germination temp.: 60-95 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1 inch
Days to maturity: 60-100 days

 

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Guide to Growing CucumberCucumbers

Indoor Sowing
Time needed to reach transplant size: 3 to 4 weeks When to transplant to garden: 1 to 2 weeks after last spring frost

Other Sowing Guidelines
Approx. germination time: 3-6 days
Germination temp.: 65-95 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1 inch
Days to maturity: 50-70 days

 

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Guide to Growing EggplantEggplant

Indoor Sowing
Time needed to reach transplant size: 8-10 weeks When to transplant to garden: 2 to 3 weeks after last spring frost

Other Sowing Guidelines
Approx. germination time: 5-10 days
Germination temp.: 75-90 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1/4 inch
Days to maturity: 62-90 days from transplant

 

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Guide to Growing KaleKale

Indoor Sowing
Time needed to reach transplant size: 6-8 weeks When to transplant to garden: 5 weeks before to 2 weeks after last spring frost

Other Sowing Guidelines
Approx. germination time: 4-14 days
Germination temp.: 45-95 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1/2 inch
Days to maturity: 50-65 days

 

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Lettuce (head)

Indoor Sowing
Time needed to reach transplant size: 4-6 weeks When to transplant to garden: 2 weeks before to 3 weeks after last spring frost

Other Sowing Guidelines
Approx. germination time: 2-14 days
Germination temp.: 40-80 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1/8 inch
Days to maturity: 57-80 days

 

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Guide to Growing LettuceLettuce (leaf)

Indoor Sowing
Time needed to reach transplant size: 4-6 weeks When to transplant to garden: 2 weeks before to 3 weeks after last spring frost

Other Sowing Guidelines
Approx. germination time: 2-14 days
Germination temp.: 40-80 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1/8 inch
Days to maturity: 40-58 days

 

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Guide to Growing CantaloupeMuskmelons

Indoor Sowing
Time needed to reach transplant size: 3-4 weeks When to transplant to garden: 2 weeks after last spring frost

Other Sowing Guidelines
Approx. germination time: 3-10 days
Germination temp.: 75-95 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1/2 inch
Days to maturity: 75-110 days

 

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Guide to Growing OkraOkra

Indoor Sowing
Time needed to reach transplant size: 4-6 weeks When to transplant to garden: 2 to 3 weeks after last spring frost

Other Sowing Guidelines
Approx. germination time: 6-18 days
Germination temp.: 70-95 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 3/4 inch
Days to maturity: 50-75 days

 

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Guide to Growing OnionOnions

Indoor Sowing
Time needed to reach transplant size: 4-6 weeks When to transplant to garden: 6 weeks before to 2 weeks after last spring frost

Other Sowing Guidelines
Approx. germination time: 4-14 days
Germination temp.: 50-95 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1/4 inch
Days to maturity: 75-150 days

 

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Guide to Growing ParsnipParsnips

Indoor Sowing
Time needed to reach transplant size: 4-6 weeks When to transplant to garden: 4 weeks before to 4 weeks after last spring frost

Other Sowing Guidelines
Approx. germination time: 14-26 days
Germination temp.: 50-70 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1/4 inch
Days to maturity: 100-120 days

 

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Guide to Growing PeaPeas

Indoor Sowing
Time needed to reach transplant size: 4 weeks
When to transplant to garden: 4 weeks before to 3 weeks after last spring frost

Other Sowing Guidelines
Approx. germination time: 6-36 days
Germination temp.: 40-75 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1 inch
Days to maturity: 50-80 days

 

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Guide to Growing PeppersPeppers

Indoor Sowing
Time needed to reach transplant size: 6-8 weeks When to transplant to garden: 2 to 3 weeks after last spring frost

Other Sowing Guidelines
Approx. germination time: 8-12 days
Germination temp.: 65-95 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1/4 inch
Days to maturity: 60-100 days from transplant

 

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Guide to Growing PotatoPotatoes (seed potatoes)

Indoor Sowing
Time needed to reach transplant size: -
When to transplant to garden: 2-4 weeks before last spring frost (plant whole, egg-sized seed potatoes; or, plant small pieces with 2-3 eyes each, but let them dry for a few days before planting)

Other Sowing Guidelines
Approx. germination time: -
Germination temp.: -
Sowing depth: 2 inches
Days to maturity: 56-70 days

 

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Guide to Growing PumpkinPumpkins

Indoor Sowing
Time needed to reach transplant size: 3-4 weeks When to transplant to garden: 2 weeks after last spring frost

Other Sowing Guidelines
Approx. germination time: -
Germination temp.: 70-95 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 3/4 inch
Days to maturity: 75-100 days

 

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Guide to Growing RadishRadishes

Indoor Sowing
Time needed to reach transplant size: -
When to transplant to garden: - NO INFO SHOWN

Other Sowing Guidelines
Approx. germination time: 3-12 days
Germination temp.: 45-90 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1/2 inch
Days to maturity: 25-35 days

 

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Soybeans

Indoor Sowing
Time needed to reach transplant size: -
When to transplant to garden: not recommended

Other Sowing Guidelines
Approx. germination time: 6-12 days
Germination temp.: 65-85 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1 inch
Days to maturity: 75-110 days

 

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Guide to Growing SpinachSpinach

Indoor Sowing
Time needed to reach transplant size: 4 to 6 weeks When to transplant to garden: 3 to 6 weeks before last spring frost

Other Sowing Guidelines
Approx. germination time: 5-12 days
Germination temp.: 45-75 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1/2 inch
Days to maturity: 40-50 days

 

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Guide to Growing SquashSummer Squash

Indoor Sowing
Time needed to reach transplant size: 3-4 weeks When to transplant to garden: 2 weeks after last spring frost

Other Sowing Guidelines
Approx. germination time: -
Germination temp.: 70-95 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1 inch
Days to maturity: 50-70 days

 

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Guide to Growing SquashWinter Squash

Indoor Sowing
Time needed to reach transplant size: 3-4 weeks When to transplant to garden: 2 weeks after last spring frost

Other Sowing Guidelines
Approx. germination time: -
Germination temp.: 70-95 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1 inch
Days to maturity: 85-120 days

 

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Guide to Growing ChardSwiss Chard

Indoor Sowing
Time needed to reach transplant size: 4 to 6 weeks When to transplant to garden: 3 to 4 weeks before last spring frost

Other Sowing Guidelines
Approx. germination time: 5-16 days
Germination temp.: 50-85 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1/2 inch
Days to maturity: 50-60 days

 

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Guide to Growing TomatoTomatoes

Indoor Sowing
Time needed to reach transplant size: 6-8 weeks When to transplant to garden: 1 to 2 weeks after last spring frost

Other Sowing Guidelines
Approx. germination time: 6-14 days
Germination temp.: 60-85 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1/4 inch
Days to maturity: 53-90 days from transplant

 

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Guide to Growing TurnipTurnips

Indoor Sowing
Time needed to reach transplant size: 3-4 weeks When to transplant to garden: 4 weeks before last spring frost

Other Sowing Guidelines
Approx. germination time: 1-3 days
Germination temp.: 60-105 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1/4 inch
Days to maturity: 35-60 days

 

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Guide to Growing WatermelonWatermelon

Indoor Sowing
Time needed to reach transplant size: 3-4 weeks When to transplant to garden: 2 weeks after last spring frost

Other Sowing Guidelines
Approx. germination time: 3-12 days
Germination temp.: 70-95 degrees F.
Sowing depth: 1 inch
Days to maturity: 75-100 days

 

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