I know that seeds are usually started around 6 weeks before the last frost ( if indeed you are starting them indoors ). I was looking at the average frost times in my area fronttimes and it looks like June 1 is the last frost, which means that I would get my seeds started around the second week in April or so. I'm planning on using plastic mulch for the first year, just to get a head start since I'm going from grasses, and I don't want to till. I'm also planning on building low tunnels over the beds. I'm wondering, with dark plastic mulch, and 6 mil low tunnels, how long am I looking at extending my season by? does that mean I should start my seeds earlier?
They say a hoop house gets you a zone and if you have a cold frame inside a hoop house you get two zones. I think it's Elliot Coleman who says you get a zone for every layer of coverage. You can also winter plant seeds in a container, something like a milk jug or a pop bottle.
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