Knoxville, TN - When to start my indoor veggie seeds?

octennessee(7)January 19, 2013

I am planning a veggie garden, but am a newbie to food gardening. I have experience with flowers, trees and shrubs and am pretty good with plants so I am hopeful.

However, I am getting conflicting advice on when to start seeds for my veggies and when to pant them outside.

I am planning for heirloom tomatoes, squash, various hot peppers and bell peppers, cucumbers, beans of all types, okra, etc. Any insight will be helpful.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
zzackey(8b GA)

I would plant the tomatoes inside, 6-8 weeks before your last frost date. They need a very sunny window. The rest I would plant in the garden when it is hot.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 4:58PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
TroubleDog

I start my tomatoes and peppers around 8 weeks before the last average frost. The squash and beans go in (direct sow) just after the last average frost, but I wait to pland okra until a few weeks later, when the ground has warmed up even more.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2013 at 12:45PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
New home landscaping
My husband and I will be moving into our new home next...
Ladyb319
Lilac for the South
Wayside has a lilac in their catalog which they say...
Joeray
Epsom salt on plants
I heard that Epsom salts are good for plants and vegatables....
angel123
Beautiful Ideas for Oak Savanna
Anyone have any ideas of things to add to an Oak Savanna...
Savannagirl
mimosa pruning
I was given a 1 yr old potted mimosa and planted in...
Diane_Warneke
Sponsored Products
Indoor Area Rug: Thomaspaul Brown/Pink 7' 9" Round
Home Depot
Set of Two Flameless Tapers
Grandin Road
Corsica Elho Round Resin Bridge Flower Planter - Set of 2 - FLOWER TERRA
$27.52 | Hayneedle
MaxLite MLMT14D35 Micro-T Lay-In LED Panel
EnvironmentalLights.com
Safavieh Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Safavieh Rugs Soho Chocolate/Red 6 ft. x 6
Home Depot
Modern Metal Swing Desk Lamps for Studying
ParrotUncle
Courtly Check Black Sisal Runner 2'5" x 9' - BLACK
$265.00 | Horchow
Caterham Outdoor Pendant by Kichler
$209.00 | Lumens
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™