5 Steps to Sowing Success

Find out what you need to know to get your garden off to a great start.


Know your average last-frost dateKnow your average last-frost date.

This date, which is specific to your location, is the average date of the last spring frost as observed over several years. Find last spring freeze/frost dates for your area (as well as the dates of your first average fall freeze/frost) by selecting your state here and looking for a location near you.  The middle date of each block of dates represents a 50% chance of a 32° F occurrence and is a good date to plan from.