Log Cabin Garden: The Best Time for Seeding Vegetables

A log cabin is a great investment for home buyers and property investors. Nowadays, people invest in log houses to use as a primary residence or for rental purposes to augment their income. Whatever motivation you have in owning a log cabin, the investment is definitely worth it. There are various features to closely look into if you’re a log house owner and a garden is absolutely one of them. Gardens boost the curb appeal of the log structure from the outside and they also make the log home a peaceful and rejuvenating place to live in.

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Log Cabin Garden and Vegetable Seeding

Invest your time, energy, and your available resources in your log cabin garden and you’ll surely reap the fruits of your investment. Gardens are remarkable features and offer a fantastic return on investment from a source of fresh produce to providing a way of invigorating your tired body and spirit. Successful gardening starts with understanding and mastering the art of seeding your vegetables or plants. How do you do this?

Tip #1 – The Frost Date

The average date for the last spring frost is basically the key basis as to the best time to plant in your selected site or area. It is also the reference when it is ideal to plant or seed your vegetables for the log cabin garden.

Tip #2 – Growing Time

The growing time varies based on the type or species of plant or vegetable you are planning to grow. The average number of weeks for you to plant your seeds and transplant the seedlings is crucial information. Refer to the seed packet label since there are producers that provide a comprehensive guide to planting the seeds. The average growing time ranges between four and 12 weeks. For best results, start seeding vegetables indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date. In most cases, March is the best time to do this, especially if you are seeding peppers and tomatoes for your early spring planting.

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Tip #3 – Planting Time

Take note that you would need to wait until the last frost before you can plant warm season vegetables outside. Cool season veggies, on the other hand, are good to go outdoors even up to a month prior to the last frost.

Spruce Up your Log Cabin with Garden Vegetables

It might be time to grow vegetables in your log house garden but the bigger question is what types of vegetables should you grow? Most importantly, when is the best time to actually seed vegetables to get the best results for your gardening project? Check out the following calendar of gardening and seeding vegetables:

January

The first month of the year is the best time to start your log cabin vegetable garden. Know the vegetable varieties that you can grow as well as the flowers and herb species that will thrive during January. Flower varieties, for instance, require seeding indoors where the environment is regulated or controlled to keep them warm until the last frost has gone or when the time is ideal to place them outdoors. Tomatoes, peppers, onions, basil, chives, thyme, parsley, oregano, zinnias, marigolds, geraniums, rudbeckias, poppies, coneflowers, and daisies are the best varieties to plant in this month.

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February

February is the best month for seeding cool weather vegetables and herbs. You can start with sowing the seeds indoors or directly outside. Some of the highly-recommended varieties include broccoli, lettuce, Italian basil, dill, Greek oregano, onions, peppers, and tomatoes.

March

The time is right to transplant the seedlings that you have sown earlier on for a spring gardening around your log cabin. Both warm and cool weather vegetables are good to go for outdoor planting, specifically the latter which could survive the last of the frost days. Seed vegetables such as beets and broccoli for an early summer treat. You can also seed cabbage, carrots, corn, and cucumbers. Others on the list include summer squash, tomatoes, peppers, green peas, melons, and herbs.

April

The month of the year that is ideal for a full blast gardening spree for your log cabin garden is April. It’s the best time to seed beans, beets, cabbage, carrots, corn, herbs, lettuce, cucumbers, herbs, zucchini, and early jalapeno.

May

The warmer months have finally arrived and the frost days are over. This is a great time to seed vegetables such as the different varieties of beans including contender, Kentucky wonder, and top crop. You can also try the varieties of summer squash such as Waltham butternut and cocozelle.

June

Seeding vegetables in your log cabin garden can be done outdoors now that the temperature is still warm and nature is teeming with life. Some of the herbs that you can grow in your garden include sage, thyme, basil, and oregano.

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July

This is the time to seed vegetables that will give you a fresh supply of produce into the autumn. Continual 7 to 10 days of sowing different bean crops is highly recommended as well as broccoli, which you can harvest into November.

August

This is the month when you can seed vegetables for your second gardening season. Log cabin gardens are sure to have full blooms of flower bulbs for autumn, kale, which you can harvest in autumn and winter, spinach, and radish.

September

Marking the beginning of autumn, September is the best time to plant blueberries, garlic, radish, buttercrunch lettuce, flower bulbs, and spinach in your log cabin garden.

October

Autumn is officially here and you can still seed vegetables and herbs in your log cabin garden with the likes of blueberries, garlic, herbs, and flower bulbs.

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November and December

Indoor seeding is the best way to spend your time in your cosy log cabin. You can seed vegetables and indoor plants such as basil, parsley, thyme, oregano, sprouts, radish, broccoli, carrots, lettuce, and radish. Sow these indoors and wait for the last frost day before planting them outside.

Enjoy a full bloom garden all year round in your log cabin with the right calendar of information. Knowing what vegetables to seed on a specific time is the secret to a green thumb.

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