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Getting Your Seeds Starting Indoors

It’s time to stop merely dreaming about your summer vegetable garden, and start growing seedlings to plant in it. Many plants, including cabbabe, tomatoes and peppers, can be started from seeds indoors, but you need to start the process early so that the seedlings will be ready to be planted outdoors when the threat of frost has passed. Most seeds can be started 6 to 8 weeks before your last frost date.

By growing plants from seed you can save yourself some money.  You also may not be able to find the plant you want at a nursery.  It will take some diligence, since they will require extra care.  But, growing from seed can be very rewarding.

Things you need to consider:

  • When to plant
  • Soil
  • Containers
  • Light
  • Warmth
  • Hardening off


Learn more via Tips for starting seeds indoors, Akron Orchid Show and countertops class

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About Gardener Joe

Every year I look in my back yard and debate on whether to have a garden again. Sometimes the effort to maintain a productful garden feels like more than it is worth. But, come spring, I inevitably give in and prepare the seedlings and work the soil. It’s been that way for the last 9 years. Hopefully some of what I have learned, along with tidbits from others can help you and your garden grow.

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