Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Tuesday Time to Tackle: Planning to Start Garden Seeds Indoors

I know it's only January, but it is time to start planning the vegetable garden. 
Some plants--tomatoes, for example--do best when planted as transplants, rather than planted directly as seeds.  The time to start growing transplants indoors is generally 6-8 weeks prior to the time you want to plant them outside. 

January is a great time to pour over seed catalogs, inventory what seeds you already have, and plan what you want to grow. 


Though the last frost date is more than 2 months away, I will probably start tomato seeds soon.  I'm just impatient that way. 


Are you planning to have a garden this year?  Do you start seeds indoors?
Thanks for the anticipation of home-grown tomatoes.


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6 comments:

  1. I've never started seeds inside. Each year I think I might, but we have a wonderful nursery down the road, and for the price of a pack of seeds, I can get 6 tomato seedlings, ready to plant. Our garden is fairly small, and mostly planted in corn, so I don't mind spending a few bucks on seedlings for the tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, and cukes. It's so worth it to know he's done all the work of keeping the seedlings healthy (which I would fail at, I know!), and I get the benefit!

    What do you plant, other than tomatoes?

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  2. What fun! I always start seeds indoors but not until March. Planting time doesn't start here until the long weekend in May....if we are lucky! LOL

    I have my seeds ready and love to dream of gardens. I do grow herbs all winter long on my kitchen windowsill. Love your setup!

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  3. We are talking about doing a garden this summer. I really want to.

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  4. We just made out our seed order last weekend. I can't wait!
    We have tried starting tomatoes and peppers from seeds inside, but they never worked. Our house is too cold to grow anything. (Our one son proved this when he did a science experiment growing mold different ways. He couldn't get any to grow.) Of course, with a great set-up like yours, I'm sure we'd have better results!

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  5. I have never done seed planting. Looks like fun! I am too antsy and can't wait..Heck ill just go buy the whole plant! Good luck with the tomato's!! my moms has so many!! ..:)

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  6. That is quite an interesting setup you have for starting your seeds, Kristi. Last year was our first successful garden here in the desert, but we don't go very big. It's easier purchasing the healthy seedlings from our local nursery. We should be able to start ours in late February.

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Thanks for making this a conversation. I love to hear your comments!