AHS Encyclopedia often gives propagation instructions which say sow at XX degrees. Does this mean I can start outdoors when day time highs are averaging that temperature? I don't have enough light indoors and want to sow in situ or in pots. Thanks for clarification and any other help you can offer about starting perennial seeds outdoors. I live in New Jersey.
Generally, yes, the temperature recommended relates to outdoor temperatures. Below is a link to a seed company’s web site that provides good and clear information on when to start a variety of types of seeds that I’m sure will be helpful: