What does 'days to harvest' really mean?
Hi, I am a complete newbie. Last year's pitiful crop was my first attempt. In inspecting seed packages, I see the "days to harvest" numbers and am not sure how to interpret that. I know it is only a guide, especially if the seeds are not from around my area. But my question is what the timing is based from. It is time of planting, time of germination, or some other baseline that it is determined from. I ask because I have some summer squash seeds that say 50-60 days. Does that mean I'll be eating squash two months(ish) after I plant it? And what about those plants that say you can start them growing inside about 8 weeks (56 days) before planting them outside, yet they have a "days to harvest" of 75 days? So, only 20 days left till harvest, or 75? Please help, it's all confusing and I'm trying to plan my garden for this year and need to know what to plant when. Thanks.