Depending on the part of the country you live in, spring may be closer or further away, but for all of us, it is definitely coming. This is the time of the year when gardeners start preparing for spring garden work. In the parts of the country where frost regularly occur, one of the challenges is planting the seeds when we are sure they cannot be destroyed by low temperatures. This issue can be addressed by starting your seeds indoors, and then transferring the plants to your garden when it gets warmer.
- Before beginning, determine your region’s gardening zone and last expected frost date.
- During the germination stage, sterilize your equipment in a bleach solution and use seed starting mix or pellets.
- Once growth has begun, thinning is undertaken to keep only the strongest plants.
“If you live in a cooler climate that prevents you from growing fruits and vegetables with a long growing period, you might consider starting seeds indoors!”