Early Birds: How to Start Seeds Indoors for Spring
As you anticipate the arrival of spring, remember that you can start many of your favorite warm-weather seeds now. Starting seeds indoors extends the growing season by up to two months by allowing plants that need warm soil and weather, such as tomatoes, peppers, and basil, to safely mature into seedlings that will be ready to transplant as soon as the last frost is over (early March in Central Texas). Growing from seed does not require much time or material, and it is a fantastic way to prep your garden for your favorite summer crops from the warmth of your home. If you have kids, this a great lesson to show the important steps of a plant’s life cycle.
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