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    Is it time to start seeds indoors? I usually wait until February, but our local paper said to start them this week.

    Who all starts their own veggie seedlings? What do you grow? When do you start?

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    I think you could if they get to large move them to a larger pot. You will just be planting a larger plant when you can.

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    What zone are you in? When will they go outside? We can't plant outsdie until memorial day. So not for us. If you have grow lights I can't see that there would be a prob.

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    I won't be starting anything before March. That gives me 8 weeks for seedlings before a May 1 plant date (2 weeks after our 'last frost').

    Maybe they meant that it is time for you to ORDER your seeds.
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    We started our pepper and tomatoe plants inside this past weekend. They will most likely be in the ground in March.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugalwarrior2 View Post
    What zone are you in? When will they go outside? We can't plant outsdie until memorial day. So not for us. If you have grow lights I can't see that there would be a prob.
    Ohio. We don't usually plant the garden till Mother's day or later. The article was promoting planting by the moon & said seedlings should be started before the new moon this month. Those would be some pretty mature seedlings. I guess I'll wait...

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    I usually start mine sometime in March - whenever I get around to it.

    I also put black plastic down outside at the same time - if we are having any decent weather. It helps warm the ground up more - and sooner.

    I also have covers, in case we get a cold snap after I put them in.......many times I am planting right up to first of June.

    I will start saving my gallon containers from milk now though. I use some - if needed, with bottoms cut off, for covers. (protection from cold) And then after danger of frost I turn them over - poke 3 to 5 holes in the lids - bury them three inches or so in the ground- and use them for watering. Also, use the 'spikes' that fit on a 2 liter bottle for watering but don't have enough of them, so the milk cartons fill the gap.

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    i have no idea.. i was thinking about this the other day.. i'm in idaho and need to figure out when to plant indoors..

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    I live in Pa and we started our plants last year in Febuary Nothing produced except the pumpkin and when we put them out they were probably 5 feet long and tangled. We got 2 medium cow pumpkins. So we are waiting until later this year if we start anything.

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