DrupalWomenQ-#8715

What edibles are you already starting indoors for your Spring veggie gardens? And, are you using only the available sunlight from your windows or supplementing with grow-lights, too?

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  1. Greenwoman wrote on :

    Thank you, Ladies, for sharing the joys of starting seeds early.
    What type of potting medium are you using?

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  2. melissa soucy wrote on :

    Enter answer here …Hello,
    I start all my plants indoors under grow lights in a grow center. than I put them out a few weeks before planting to harden them off. All early cool plants can be planted as soon as you can work the soil. The rest the soil needs to be warmer. I am starting all kinds of greens, herbs, tomatoes, peppers, and peas.

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  3. Lake Gal wrote on :

    I live in Michigan, and I have a wonderful ‘sunroom’ that, although unheated, gets wonderful sun on most ‘sunny’ days. With the mild winter we had this year, I found quite often the temperature in the sunroom was quite pleasant so I just purchased several ‘pre-starter’ seed trays and a lot of herb seeds to start soon. I love fresh herbs and can’t wait for summer when I can go into my garden and ‘snip’ them. Along with my ‘herbs’, by hubby purchased ‘heirloom’ seeds to start out there. Last year we were both successful in doing this and when the March temperature would drop down too low, I covered the tender plants with a simple plastic cover overnight to protect them. But the time it was ready to plant outdoors, we had a good crop!

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  4. rotubre wrote on :

    I teach 3rd, 4th and 5th graders a curriculum on organic gardening. We planting seeds this past Friday: heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, gourds, bell peppers, basil, and parsley. We have grow-lights. Our safe frost date is April 15th here in Georgia when the other veggies will be planted by direct seed in the garden.

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  5. Helene Wollin wrote on :

    Because of our climate, we start out tomatoes and peppers on top of warmth and once they get up and going a bit, I put them out in our unheated greenhouse during the day to get real sun. I know a lot of people use grow lights but I have had issues with damping off and I find that the plants are healthier and tougher if I put them out into the greenhouse. I do have to bring them inside the house at night thought. On the other hand, I put plastic over one of the beds in the vegetable garden starting in March (if we still have snow on the garden, I shovel the bed off), to warm it up. Once the soil reaches 50 degrees F, I can just direct seed things like spinach, lettuces, chard, beets, and anything from the cabbage family.

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