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Old April 11th, 2011, 10:39 AM
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Seed Starting

I was thinking of getting to it today. The instructions on my tomatoes and peppers say 7-8 weeks before planting outdoors. I figure I just may have garden dug up by that time .

Anyone else start their seeds indoors? Is it too early still? What kind of stuff do you plant? Other than salad, carrots, and beans, what other veggie seeds can be direct sown in the garden? And should I start pumpkin, cantaloupe, and watermelon indoors in case our growing season is short?
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Old April 11th, 2011, 11:21 AM
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LP we started our tomatoes and peppers on the weekend. We did start a couple of melons & cucumbers but will plant most just in the garden....I don't think they make a lot of difference but it doesn't hurt...they only get a set back if we have cold weather and most of ours always mature the same time as if we planted them all outside.

Planted some flower seeds too...can't remember which ones cause I got carried away when I ordered so I only planted a few different ones...the rest I will put in a cutting row in the garden.
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Old April 11th, 2011, 11:30 AM
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I thought you would have started by now.....stop lallygagging
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Old April 11th, 2011, 11:36 AM
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Lallygagging? Sounds like someting to do after a bad meal .

I'll do the tomatoes and peppers today.

I was thinking of just planting the cantaloupe, watermelon, pumpkin, and summer squash directly outdoors by a sunny fenceline. I don't really need a garden for those, right?

I'm gonna go stupid on the flowers this year though. I'd like to do a lot of mass plantings.
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Old April 11th, 2011, 11:41 AM
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Lallygagging? Sounds like someting to do after a bad meal .



I'll do the tomatoes and peppers today.

I was thinking of just planting the cantaloupe, watermelon, pumpkin, and summer squash directly outdoors by a sunny fenceline. I don't really need a garden for those, right?

I know dick about gourds etc

I'm gonna go stupid on the flowers this year though. I'd like to do a lot of mass plantings.
Ya' better get on it then
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Old April 11th, 2011, 01:05 PM
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I think your timing is about right, LP. If I were going to try again, I should be starting now....but at the rate I mold-kill baby plants, I decided to just wait and direct sow. All the seeds are perennials, so even if they get a slow start, they'll catch up next year...

Are you going to start them in trays? Peat pots? Peat buttons? If you find a method that is foolproof, pls remember to tell me.
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