When to start cole crop seeds?
I'm so confused. The Seed To Seed book says (for the northeast in general) to start in a greenhouse April 15 and to plant out around May 20. By calculating using my average frost dates, Mel's book says to start seed in the first week of February and plant out the third week of March (5 weeks before last frost). The farmer's almanac website (calculated to my zip code) says to plant outside May 24-31. That's a huge date spread. Unfortunately the CT Extension Service doesn't really focus on vegetable gardening, so they're no help. Who do I trust??