There’s a garden in every neighborhood that’s the envy of every other green thumb in town. Their flowers are the first to bloom in the spring. They’ve got veggies ready to harvest weeks before the rest of us. Want to know their secret? These are the gardeners that start plants from seeds indoors, and they do it now, in late winter. When warmer weather arrives, they’ve got sturdy seedlings to set out while the rest of us are still paging through catalogs.
This year, get a jump on your gardening and start your plants from seeds early. Many seeds are best started indoors 1 – 2 months before the expected date of last frost in your area. That’s right around the corner for most people. Ready to have the best garden in town? Here are some tips to get you going.
Although many vegetables are direct-sown into the outdoor garden, some can be started indoors early. Once hardened off, some of these seedlings are even able to withstand some frost. Others take longer to grow to harvest, so starting early ensures you’ll be finished before fall sets in. Get these vegetable plants from seeds started now:
There are plenty of varieties of flowers to grow from seeds, but if you want early blooms in the garden, start these plants from seeds ASAP:
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