Why You Need a Seed Planting Calendar
Planting vegetable seeds at the correct time, whether indoors or directly into the ground, is essential to getting the most out of your garden.
Knowing your first frost date will help you start your vegetable seeds and transplant them into the garden at the right time.
My View From The Woods and Home Microgreens have created a spreadsheet that retrieves your last frost date and calculates when you should plant your vegetable seeds indoors, so your seedlings are ready to transplant into your garden after the last frost.
The spreadsheet also lists the best soil temperature for planting seeds for each vegetable directly into your garden.
What is Different About This Seed Planting Calendar?
Well, you get to download a copy of the spreadsheet and modify it as you see fit.
The calendar will be updated, and you'll be alerted* when enough changes have occurred that warrants a revision to be sent out.
The calendar also includes a guide for seed sowing directly to the garden based on the ideal soil temperature for each vegetable variety.
Seeds sown into soil that is too cold for proper germination run the risk of rotting, prematurely germinating causing the plant to die, and seed scavenging by birds, rodents, and other seed-eating animals.
Click the button to get access to your own copy of the Seed Planting Calendar Spreadsheet!
Information Included in the Planting Calendar
The calendar spreadsheet includes a website link where you'll enter your zip code to get your last frost date - more on this below.
Once you enter your last frost date into the spreadsheet the seed starting dates for over 30 of the most popular vegetables and herbs will change.
The table has two columns with dates.
One is the earliest ideal date to start your seeds.
The second is the last ideal date for when your seeds should be planted based on your last frost date.
As previously mentioned, the ideal garden soil temperature is provided for almost 50 plants for direct sowing into the garden.
How to Use the Calendar
The planting calendar is simple to access and use.
Click the button below and enter your first name and e-mail address in the pop-up box.
You'll receive a confirmation e-mail. You need to click the confirmation button in the e-mail before you can access the spreadsheet.
Once you click the confirmation button, a download page will load.
Click the button labeled download, and you'll be able to copy the Google Sheet containing the Home Microgreens & My View From The Woods Seed Planting Calendar spreadsheet right into your own Google drive.
Additional directions are provided on the download page, as well as on the spreadsheet, to use the calendar.
Remember - This is the Good Part!
You'll be downloading a copy of the Seed Planting Calendar so you can make whatever changes to it you want.
Change the dates to reflect your gardens micro-climate. Increase or decrease the planting interval. Add additional plants.
It's yours. Change it as you see fit!
Don't Have a Google Account?
Is that even possible? I'm just kidding.
If you'd rather have an Excel or Numbers spreadsheet click this link and I'll see what I can do: Reach Out to Me.
Updates to the Calendar
When there are updates to the calendar with new data or varieties of plants, I'll send you an e-mail with an updated link to download another copy of the spreadsheet where you can copy over any changes you made to the original calendar.
* You will need to stay on the MVFTW list, so I have access to your e-mail address to get updates.
Want More Plants Added?
Leave me a comment below, or reach out to me, and I'll see if I can add your request to the planting calendar!
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