How does your garden grow?

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Despite what appears to be an expanding growing season, it is still recommended that outside planting in Southcentral should be done after Memorial Day or June 1st. When looking at the notes below, count back from June 1.

Here are some of the items you can start inside in anticipation of outside planting.

Celery you can start 10 to 12 weeks ahead. Tomatoes can be started 7 to 9 weeks ahead. Peppers can be planted inside 6 to 9 weeks.

Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and lettuce can get started 4 to 6 weeks prior to June 1. Start cucumbers and winter squash about 3 weeks before planting outside.

This information was provided by the UAF Cooperative Extension Service.

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