I'm aware that many seed packets have "days to maturity" listed on the back. I've heard that this is a vague term because some sellers list days to maturity assuming some indoor growth before a plant is transplanted. Also, the term is used interchangeably with "days to harvest" and the true definition of "days to maturity" should refer to the plant producing viable seed.
It would be nice if there was a resource (internet or book) that clearly defined its use of the term "days to maturity" and that listed the values for vegetables of different varieties.
Early Girl Tomato - 50 days (from transplant)
Beefsteak tomato - 85 days (from transplant)
(and ideally listed how long the plant start should have been growing before being transplanted)
This would make it easier to plan a garden with a staggered harvest, and also just easier to get the overall picture of when I can expect to harvest certain vegetables that I planted.
Do you know of good resources other than seed packets? (I might no longer have the packet/ have planted seeds from other sources.)