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Seed Starting and Planting Calendar


I am an experienced gardener and have built a website, donotdisturbgardening.com, over the past few years. In my experience with helping others and participating in forums, one of the most common questions I see are around when to start seeds indoors/outdoors (or transplant outdoors).

I'm well aware of the existing tools out there for planting dates based on frost dates and/or reading the days to germination on seed packets. In my opinion people still struggle with this and when posting questions on forums they get a million different answers, even if the people are in the same Zone as them. Most people misinterpret what Zones mean.

I want to try to build a new and different tool than what is available today, but I need your help! I feel if I can get people in all different locations to enter their planting information along with their location, I can create very helpful maps/charts of this data where users can zoom into their location, filter by dates, specific vegetables, etc, and easily see how and when others are starting seeds and planting that is relevant to them.

I know this is a far reach, but it would be awesome if this could be passed along to experienced gardeners across all states/universities for this ask.extension.org tool. I'm not asking for any money and don't plan on making this a paid tool unless the charges of using Google Maps API becomes too high. Right now I'm actually spending quite a bit to do this and giving away $10 per month in a drawing for those that enter their information.


This is the link to the page where planting information can be submitted. I'm willing to discuss this more through email, Zoom, phone call, etc if necessary. Thanks for your time!

Corey Leichty

Hancock County Ohio Posted about 1 month ago

What are all of the qualities that you would suggest to look for when...

What are all of the qualities that you would suggest to look for when considering what farm land to purchase? DO you have any recommendations for best methods to search for farm land?

Franklin County Ohio Posted about 1 month ago

Garlic dried out during storagee

I grow approx. 100 garlic bulbs each year, planting in late fall prior to ground freezing & harvesting in late July. I let dry or cure for 2 weeks after digging up and then clean I store in ventilated bags in my basement. This year after approx. 3 weeks in storage approx. 70% of the bulbs became dried out and soft, like the individual cloves simply dried out and went away. They were unusable, any idea what the problem is, I've been growing garlic for 5 years and this is the first time this has happened. Thank you.
John Arter

Columbiana County Ohio garlic Posted about 1 month ago

Black Brunnera

Have 7 Brunnera Jack Frost planted 2 years ago. Every fall, they all turn jet black, shrivel, and
die to the ground. Every spring they come back, bloom beautifully, stay green for 3 to 4 months, then begin to turn black again.
How do I identify what's going on and then IF I'm able to do that, how do I treat the problem? I hate to dig them up and throw them away.

Montgomery County Ohio Posted about 1 month ago

Greetings, I have a farm where we rescue horses. We are looking to plant some...

Greetings, I have a farm where we rescue horses. We are looking to plant some grass/hay in the area where we feed. We were given a name of a hearty, quick growing type of grass that is planted in February. However, we didn't write it down as it was discussed early last summer. Now the time is upon us, we are looking to see if you may know what the type of grass is. It MUST be good for horses. Thank You for your time. We are open to suggestions on what would work best in the Carroll OH area. Best, Shari

Franklin County Ohio Posted about 1 month ago

I have had this question answered recently but deleted the response. I am...

I have had this question answered recently but deleted the response. I am looking for a local vet who treats small ruminants and someone who shears sheep. Can you help?

Geauga County Ohio veterinary question Posted about 1 month ago

Can you change the consistency of jelly after it's canned?

Can you change the consistency of jelly after it's canned?

Van Wert County Ohio food preservation jelly Posted about 1 month ago

Is this new growth on a palm?

I don't believe I've ever seen this before. I've never owned this kind of palm plant. I'm assuming the stem with the dots would be New Growth but then again there are other parts of the plant that actually look like leaves which would indictate New Growth so I don't know what these little dots/beads are.

Franklin County Ohio plant identification potted palms Posted about 1 month ago


Could I get an opinion on different stones I’ve found in Ohio, just from photos? Also, I have arrowheads that were found on a family farm years ago.

Ohio geology arrowhead stone identification Posted about 1 month ago

Euphoria Amaak thorns turning white

We took a clipping of an euphoria Amaak (we think that is what it is!) let it dry out for a few days then planted in well draining cactus soil ( we have several other different type cactus!) it was located outside in a sunny area but when it turn cold we brought it inside. The variegated green portion still looks healthy but the thorns are turning white on the lower half? we have had it about 6-7 weeks now

Amador County California houseplants cactus Posted about 1 month ago