9

I have a few outdoors vegetable boxes and live in the San Francisco Bay Area. To get a head start for the growing season, I would like to start by planting seeds indoors using a heating mat.

What are good vegetable seeds to plant now?

  • What size of vegetable boxes? Pictures would be awesome – J. Musser Feb 19 '16 at 20:50
  • 1
    They are 10 feet by 6 feet so fairly big. I am just not sure if it is too early to start tomatoes or chilis vs. kale and cucumbers. How do I sequence seed germination for optimal results? – JStorage Feb 19 '16 at 20:55
  • Are they raised beds or boxes with bottoms? How deep if boxes? What season is it now? What zone is the SF bay area? – Graham Chiu Feb 20 '16 at 0:26
  • Depth is about 6-8 inches and the bottom is soil. – JStorage Feb 20 '16 at 20:18
7

If you ask yourself what wegetable you should grow at a given time, you should use a seasonality table like this one. This kind of document can help you to chose and optimize your cultures by planning at month scale every phase of your cultivated vegetables. Find a similar document at a local gardening store to be sure it is suitable to your location.

To answer your question, you could plant :

  • Leeks and other member of the onion family,
  • Lettuce and similars (endive, chicoree),
  • Large leaves vegetables like spinach, cabbage or rhubarb.
  • Thanks for the tip on seasonality table. I was not aware of this thing. Just what I need. – JStorage Feb 20 '16 at 20:25

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.