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Thread: When are you starting your plants inside?

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    I like to start them early, early so that I have good sized tomato, cuke, green pepper and other plants. Have people made plans yet as to when to get a jump on your Spring garden?
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    I have not started any plants yet but if I do, I tend to try to get flower seeds going and lettuce seeds (though lettuce does well in pot outside when the days being to be warm) in Jiffy Pots or takeout salad containers. I don't have a cold frame device outdoors which would be a great help and offer more area in which to start seeds. The living room gets great sunshine but only one table is high enough to catch the sun for seed growth.
    I was looking at the now yellowed parsley in the front narrow bed and thinking that it might be a good idea to plant seeds
    soon so new growth can begin. Basil too-once I get the regular version of seeds. The spicy herb seeds from last year I may scatter in the backyard in corners to see what comes up (and add some spice to grass cutting).

    Dad's garlic from fall has been emerging from his garden patch. No idea if he's planting tomatoes (from nursery stock) or peppers and string beans. He plants too much and that becomes a problem of giving stuff away before it spoils.
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    Don't start anything wether it's flowers or veggies until after Easter.. Then it's to cold outside transplant in ground in Newfoundland until June 15 th
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    Be another month or so.... But looking forward to my horticultural meeting this Wednesday for the new year... Missed most of them last year when I broke my leg...

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    Within the past week, I started leeks, parsley, rosemary, and marigolds indoors, but things like tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, etc will have to wait until until late March/early April.

    Last year, I tried sowing some cold-hardy things* in milk jug containers against the south side of the house in late March/early April. It worked like a dream! It cleared up a lot of space in the house and I had transplants ready to put in the ground in late May/early June instead of having to direct-sow in June and having to wait another two weeks for germination.

    (*kale, cabbage, broccoli, Swiss chard, parsley, pansies)
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    I am planning to have some flowers and lettuce in my garden.

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    When starting seeds indoors, I noticed that amp-off is often a problem (mold/mildew that kills young seedlings), even when using clean pot, etc., The solution? Cinnamon! I have a jar of Cinnamon. I replaced the sprinkle top with a piece of nylon stretched tight... like the foot of pantyhose, etc., and hold on with an elastic. When I'm through planting a seed flat, pots, six-packs, I lightly dust each one with the cinnamon. Organic, natural to work every time! Will no slow, harm newly sprouted seeds of any kind!
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