Spring Planting Tips for The Carolinas ( Zone 7 )

Hi everyone. For those of you in Zone 7. I wanted to give a quick list of what to start indoors, what seeds can go in the ground today, and plants you can start outdoors now. I will do a second post of plants that can go in the ground after frost risk passes.

Start Indoors Now

  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Peppers
  • Eggplant
  • Watermelon
  • Cantaloupe

From Plant starts Now

You may be able to find starts at a few local garden centers before they too are at risk of closing down. If so, the following are options for planting from plant starts now:

  • Swiss Chard
  • Lettuce
  • Cabbage
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower

I would try Brawley Garden Centre or Ace Hardware

The Following Veggies can be started outdoors from Seed now before frost risk is over

  • Beets
  • Broccoli ( As early as Feb 15 )
  • Brussels
  • Cabbage
  • Collards
  • All Lettuces and Greens
  • Carrots
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lettuce
  • Mustard
  • Spinach
  • Peas
  • Onion Starts
  • Turnips
  • Potatoes

Choose Organic

In The Case you need convincing that growing Organically, and eating organically, for that matter Is better, check out this quick comparison chart of organic vs conventional. Not only will you be skipping pesticides, but there is far more nutrients in your food!


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