Tag: Seeds

Navigating Through a Seed Catalog

It may be cold and dreary outside, but it’s also seed catalog time! You can request catalogs for free from most seed suppliers. They are often shiny, colorful, and offer the latest high quality seeds. If you find the catalogs a bit overwhelming, you are not alone. Look for varieties that offer disease resistance and will do well in our summer heat.

For more information on choosing seeds watch this video:

By: Cassie Homan

Using a Planting Calendar

If you start vegetable plants indoors, it is often helpful to list seeding dates on a calendar so that plants are ready for transplanting at the proper time. To do this, choose your transplant date and count back the number of weeks necessary to grow your own transplants. For example, cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower are usually transplanted in late March to early April. It takes 8 weeks from seeding to transplant size. Plants should be seeded in early February.

For a chart of how many weeks in takes seeds to grow to transplant size visit: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/starting-seeds-indoors

Below are examples of some common vegetables grown for transplants and a recommended date for seeding. Dates are on weekends as this is when many homeowners have the most free time. The dates are not set in stone, and a week earlier or later will not ruin the plants. Keep notes on how well the transplants did so you can tweak the planting schedule. Your conditions may result in plants that need a bit more or a bit less time.

 

 

 

 

 

By: Cassie Homan

Navigating Through a Seed Catalog

Even though it may be cold and dreary outside, seed catalogs are starting to arrive! You can request catalogs for free from most seed suppliers. They are often shiny, colorful, and offer the latest high quality seeds. If you find the catalogs a bit overwhelming, you are not alone. Look for varieties that offer disease resistance and will do well in our summer heat.

Click here for my latest newspaper article discussing how to navigate a seed catalog:

https://www.postrock.k-state.edu/docs/answers-column/horticulture-answers/Post%20Rock%20Answers%20Seed%20Catalog%20Shopping%20Jan%204.pdf

By: Cassie Homan

Navigating Through a Seed Catalog

Even though it may be cold and dreary outside, seed catalogs are starting to arrive! You can request catalogs for free from most seed suppliers. They are often shiny, colorful, and offer the latest high quality seeds. If you find the catalogs a bit overwhelming, you are not alone. Look for varieties that offer disease resistance and will do well in our summer heat.

For vegetable varieties that have been tested and proven to do well across the state of Kansas, follow this link:

https://www.bookstore.ksre.ksu.edu/pubs/l41.pdf

By: Cassie Homan