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So any one in the greater indy area?  If so, when will you start planting seeds in containers to transplant outside?  If you direct sow, what timeframe do you think?  Last year i was hoping to get stuff into the ground in early-mid april and we still got a couple of freezes after that.  Just looking for some experienced advise as this is only my 3rd year with a garden bed in my yard.
 
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I'm not in your area, but maybe someone that is can chime in to add more information, but this tool from the National Gardening Association was super helpful.

It breaks it down by date for each type of plant. I'm going to be using it this year. Hope this helps a little!
 
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I am a lapsed Master Gardener (you have to do so many hours of training and volunteering each year to keep your certification, and life got in the way for me). Back when, though, people used to call in to the Extension office with those questions, and one of us volunteers would be there to answer. I suspect if you call your local Ag Extension office they will have a bored volunteer who will be more than happy to tell you about average first and last frost dates for your area.
 
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Awesome.  Thanks for the great info .
 
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Thanks to the info you guys gave me i found exactly what i was looking for.  The answer to my question was the first of march is when i need to start my seedlings indoors.  Thanks so much for the helps guys.
 
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Jonathan Ward wrote:Thanks to the info you guys gave me i found exactly what i was looking for.  The answer to my question was the first of march is when i need to start my seedlings indoors.  Thanks so much for the helps guys.



Glad it helped, happy planting!
 
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