While the new year is only 19 days old, the frost free date is fast approaching. Early to mid March will be upon us soon. Those of us planting gardens as a major part of prepping need to plant our seeds indoors 6 to 12 weeks before the thaw if we want to have a successful growing season.
Living at this latitude requires long term planning because the growing season is short but the winters are long. Since the actual frost free date changes from year to year, it is important to have your plants ready to go in the ground
Source: Illinois Prepper Network