When to start indoor germination for an outdoor grow in USDA hardiness zone 7

Hello

When should I start indoor germination for an outdoor grow in USDA hardiness zone 7 (LI NY). I typically put warm weather vegetables outside on May 11 here. I will be growing Northern Lights photo period plants. I will be keeping them under a grow light until May 11 and with limited space I’m concerned about them becoming too large before they go outside.

Thanks

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Welcome , whenever you put your tomato plants squash cucumbers things like that outside it will be safe to put cannabis outside. Watch the local farmers. I like to start the plants inside about 3 weeks ahead of going out. Good luck :v:

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I know for my first outside garden girl same zone NY. I had my sprout in for the 5/15 planting party on here. She was over 10 in October. solo cup sprouts is what I planted similar size to this run

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Here in MD it’s Mother’s Day for us. Frosts can pop up unexpectedly and the light hours are still short enough to flip you into flower which will then cause a reveg in early summer. You don’t want that.

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So it comes down to how big you want them to be at harvest. I’m in Michigan and I don’t put anything outside till memorial day, just because of frost possibility. I usually start either clones or seedlings beginning of April and they become pretty large plants. And as @Fieldofdreams said about day light hours.

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Not far off here in NB they go out around 10 - 14 days into May. Germ beginning of April.

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Wow I thought you didn’t get ice out until June way up thar :joy::joy::joy:

Thank you

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except for the coast haha and valley weather is mild here.
the prairies now they got er rough

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