Michigan weather is anything but predictable making it hard to determine when to start planting. The frost warnings as of late have continued to make it a bad time to plant outdoors, however it is the perfect time to begin thinking about starting seeds inside.
Local stores throughout Grand Rapids have stocked all the gardening supplies you need, including a variety of seed packets. When buying seeds take the time to read the back of the packets because that is where you are going to find all the planting information. Each seed packet will tell you when they should be started indoors if that is necessary as well as what kind of an environment outside it would thrive in. Plan ahead and think about your own home garden before selecting seeds they may not do well in the areas you have available for planting.
In the Grand Rapids area some ideal vegetables that can be started indoors this week include tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and leeks. By starting these seeds inside now they will be ready and mature for the move outside once the weather warms up, and there is no longer a fear of frost.
These seeds and more can be found at your local Meijer grocery store or Lowe’s. For more tips on when to begin seeds visit sprout robot and type in your zip code for your own personal planting calendar!