With the extreme cold winter, at what point can we safely plant seeds this year?

Asked April 21, 2014, 8:01 AM EDT

With the extreme cold winter, at what point can we safely plant seeds this year?

Crow Wing County Minnesota planting dates

1 Response

Well, traditionally May 15th is the date that has been considered safe to begin putting out transplants and/or stared seedlings. This hasn't changed.

Cool weather crops like lettuce, spinach, radishes, etc. can be directly planted in the garden somewhat earlier (by about two weeks or so).

Here is a publication from the University that was published in 2013 - another late, cold spring:
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/vegetables/planting-the-vegetable-garden/
And here is an interactive map that shows the last frost-free dates for all of Minnesota:
http://www.plantmaps.com/interactive-minnesota-last-frost-date-map.php

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