When is the best time to seed start in NJ? zone 6b

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by hypnofrogstevie, May 12, 2009.

  1. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I tried to seed start in pots indoors but they all died except my sunflowers. When can I seed star tomatoes and peppers in the garden? I also want to seed start peppermint, catnip, bee balm and a sunflower shrub.
     
  2. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    You can probably start planting them about now. Usually they say a good time to plant is after May 5th. The nights are still a bit cold, but you aren't going to get any more frost so you should be safe to sow the seeds. We usually do it about this time and we've always had luck. Just don't forget to water!
     
  3. Equus5O

    Equus5O Chillin' With My Peeps

    The only thing's I've planted so far are peas and brussel sprouts. I just think it's a lil early this year to plant. I'm in NorthWest NJ, and the nights are still in the 30's.
     
  4. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Steve - in your area you should wait til the 3rd week of May to plant outdoors and listen for the weather for any frost warnings. Good luck!

    ETA - goofed up on some words. [​IMG]
     
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