Starting Seeds Indoors Winter Gardening Series - Melissa K. Norris

Starting Seeds Indoors Winter Gardening Series

By Melissa Norris | Gardening

Feb 28

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 Start your seeds indoors. Which plants do best as starts, seed starting chart timeline, and hardening off tips Everything you need to extend your growing season and get started now!

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Starting seeds indoors can greatly lengthen your growing season, but you’ll want to use these tips to make sure your starts get off to their full potential. In today’s episode we’ll discuss:

  • Why you should start seeds indoors
  • How to figure out when to start your seeds
  • Why seed starting is the frugal option
  • Which plants you should not start as transplants
  • Seed starting container options, including homemade versions
  • Why and how to harden off your transplants


Where to find your last frost date

A free seed starting chart from Gardening with Lorraine

How to make your own seed starting soil mix

How to make newspaper seed starting containers

8 ideas for frugal re-purposed seed starting containers

This is the grow light I use. It folds down compactly for storing and I was really pleased with how well it worked in our living room. Affordable grow light for indoor seed starting from our affiliate partner Amazon Hydrofarm JSV4 4-Foot Jump Start T5 Grow Light System

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About the Author

Melissa K. Norris inspires people's faith and pioneer roots with her books, podcast, and blog. Melissa lives with her husband and two children in their own little house in the big woods in the foothills of the North Cascade Mountains. When she's not wrangling chickens and cattle, you can find her stuffing Mason jars with homegrown food and playing with flour and sugar in the kitchen.