Optimum Transplanting Age

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Bean Seedling Optimum Transplanting Age

Starting seeds indoors helps gardeners in cooler climates to get a jump start on the growing season. But how soon should you start your seeds? The chart below provides guidelines for optimum transplant ages of select crops. Aim to transplant your seedlings into the garden sometime between the minimum and maximum age (in days).

Crop

Days

Min

Max

Broccoli

35

49

Brussels Sprouts

35

49

Cabbage

35

49

Cauliflower

35

49

Cucumber

21

28

Eggplant

42

56

Lettuce

35

49

Onion

56

70

Pepper

42

56

Squash

21

28

Tomato

28

49

Watermelon

28

42

 

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