Answer: The average last frost date for your area is about mid-April so you can begin sowing seeds indoors the first or second week of March for tomatoes and peppers. These warm-season plants can go outdoors after the soil and air temperature warms. Seeds will sprout in 7-14 days and they generally take 6-8 weeks to grow to transplanting size. Started within the next 3 or 4 weeks, they'll be ready for transplant outdoors in late May.
Tomato and pepper seeds germinate best in temperatures of 75F-90F so plan on providing a warm spot, or using heat cables.
Good luck with your new garden!
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