growing seeds indoors

Asked April 4, 2018, 1:02 PM EDT

Hi, I think i am a little late to the game. Is there still time to start growing seeds indoors? I have seeds for broccoli, beans, squash, peppers, tomato, lettuce, spinach. thanks

Baltimore County Maryland vegetables starting seeds indoors

3 Responses

You can start peppers, tomato, lettuce and spinach indoors now.

Broccoli - A little late to start seed indoors. You can plant broccoli transplants in the ground. You may have to start with plants. Cover with row cover to protect from frost.

Beans and squash direct seed after frost.
Beans - You can pre- germinate before planting. See our vegetable profile http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/plants/beans
Squash - You can sow seed indoors in 3-inch diameter containers 3 weeks before planting time or direct seed after frost.
http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/plants/vegetable-crops
http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/starting-seeds-indoors

mh

Thank you. I started all of these seeds about 6 weeks ago including squash. I will direct seed the beans per your instructions. My pepper plants are still quite small. Am I reading your site correctly in that it may take another 3 or so weeks before I can transplant the peppers outside and then another 75-80 days until I will have fruit?

You should start hardening the pepper plants off for about a week and then plant. Harvest for sweet peppers is about 70-85 days from transplanting;
http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/hardening-vegetable-seedlings

http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/learn/peppers

mh