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Get a jump on spring: Start seeds indoors

Posted February 4, 2016 at 10:53 am

It’s difficult to think about gardening in the midst of sweater-weather, but now is the perfect time to start seeds indoors so they’ll be ready for transplant when warmer weather arrives.

There are many advantages to starting seed early. Plants started indoors flower sooner or produce an earlier harvest.

“You can pick new varieties that might not be available in yard and garden stores,” said David Trinklein, horticulture specialist for University of Missouri Extension. “You can also do a better job of timing, so that plants are ready to be moved into the garden when conditions are just right.”

Growing annual flowers and vegetables from seeds starts by choosing what you want to grow. Trinklein said most vegetables take six to eight weeks from the time you drop the seed until its ready to be transplanted in the garden.

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