Do you wonder when you should start planting seeds? It’s not easy to know without a seed starting planner! Even seasoned gardeners rely on tools to help remind them which day to start which seed and when to put those seedlings out in the garden.
Want one of those tools yourself? I’m giving you a free seed starting planner so you can begin growing your own food as soon as possible!
Why Use a Seed Starting Tool?
It’s almost impossible to remember when to plant each seed and when those seedlings need to go outside (for me at least!). The larger your garden, the more complicated and overwhelming it can be.
If you’ve just moved from one growing zone to another, it’s even more difficult!
That’s why I use a seed-starting planner to calculate everything for me.
Instead of needing to check each seed packet and then calculate when to start seeds, I just plug in my last frost date and the planner does the rest for me. This has been a huge help since moving from NH to VA where gardening is incredibly different!
How I Use My Seed Starting Spreadsheet
After I add my last frost date into the seed starting planner I check which vegetables I will need to start first.
The planner gives a date for starting each plant by seed as well as which ones should be directly sowed. I check which seeds need to be started this week and get going. It even tells you how long the seeds take to germinate (so you’ll know if your seeds are duds or just need a little more time).
This spreadsheet also notes when your plants should be ready for harvest. This helps me avoid wasting time checking on plants that aren’t ready and also helps avoid forgetting about other plants.
Want a seed starting calendar of your own?