A successful harvest depends on an excellent start! We have all the supplies you will need for both indoor and outdoor seed starting.
There are a multitude of benefits of starting seeds indoors:
Get a jump start on the growing season by starting seeds earlier in the winter and planting out when ready in the Spring + Summer
Sprout hard to grow seeds and have the ability to closely care for + manage them until they are old enough and hardy enough to be transplanted
Use indoor seed starting with Bio-Intensive gardening techniques and never have an empty vegetable bed - as soon as the outside vegetables are harvested have some seedlings ready to go in and take their place
First, determine your growing zone (visit USDA map) to determine your first and last frost date which will give you a starting point in planning what to grow, if you're going to be planting those seedlings outdoors.
Check every seed packet for a 'Days to Harvest' number. Avoid any plants that require a growing season longer than growing days in your zone.
For example, Conifer and Evergreen areas tend to have around 80 days so gardeners here will want to avoid varieties that require much more than 75 days.
Jan-Mar: Start your peppers and cool season vegetables (broccoli, kale, etc) indoors.
Apr-Jun: Start your tomatoes, corn and other warm season vegetables indoors. Plant out your cool season vegetables.
Jul-Sep: Succession plant vegetables such as radish and lettuce outdoors through the summer. Plant your fall cool season vegetables indoors around July and plant outdoors in Aug / Sept.
Oct-Nov: Plant garlic outdoors. Clean up beds. Harvest cool season vegetables. Mulch any vegetables you want to overwinter (carrots, potatoes, onions, etc)
We are delighted to take orders for special request items. Just let us know what you're looking for and we'll track it down and contact you with more information on price and availability.