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Starting From Seed

M Grabowski, UMN Extension Educator

Starting vegetable transplants from seeds can be fun way to get a start on the growing season. To be successful start out with quality seed from a reputable source and provide seed with the appropriate, light, heat and water. Be sure to time planting so that seedlings have enough time to grow into a sturdy plant with 2 to 4 mature leaves but not so long that seedlings become pot bound and overgrown.

Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and head lettuce can all be seeded in early March. Peppers and eggplants should be seeded in mid March. Wait on planting tomatoes until early April.

Find everything you need to know to get seeds off to a good start at Starting Seeds Indoors.
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