Answer: Generally there's an option. Seeds can be planted outdoors when all danger of frost has passed, and the soil warms up a bit. If you want to get a jump-start on the season, you can start seeds indoors and have seedlings that are two months old to put into the garden at the appropriate time, instead of waiting a month or so for direct-seeded plants to mature to the same stage. People who live in short-summer regions usually start the seeds of long-season plants indoors so they'll have time to mature in the garden before the first frost hits. You can choose whether to direct-seed or to start seeds indoors, based upon the "days to maturity" of each of the crops/flowers you intend to grow.
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