Back! Let’s talk timing.
This year we’re doing the normal veg plus some of my favorites. When should I start those seeds, and when do they get planted?
All the online sources say the same thing:
Artichokes & Cardoon:
START: takes 2-3 weeks to germinate. Harden off at 8″ tall.
TRANSPLANT: after danger of frost.
GROW: Needs 2 weeks of below-50 degree weather, but absolutely no frost.
BUT WHEN?? When do I need to start those seeds?? Back to the Tried and True Golden Gate Gardening. I love this book. “Start indoors in Dec or Jan, outdoors in a seedbed Feb or March.”
So, yeah. It’s time for me to get crackin!