Once the snow melted, our boys were ready to plant. Planting at the correct time is key. Purdue University's horticulture department has a great guide about when to plant in Indiana. Click here to view the guide. Knowing the approximate last frost date and the appropiate soil temperature for the crops you want to grow is the best way to help ensure successful germination. It will also help plant transplants to adjust and thrive in your garden. We are in area C in the guide. Based on this, we know that we are okay germinating cabbage, okra, Brussels sprouts, and kale now.
Pictured here is the hydrofarm germination station with heat mat we purchased from Amazon.