Answer: I forwarded your "visiting Burpee" question to their customer service staff, and they'll respond directly to you. As for starting pansies, you can direct seed some into beds later this month and into September. If you want to start seedlings now to get a jump on fall displays, germinate seeds flats kept in darkness and at 65-75F. Once seeds sprout, move the flats to a bright but cooler location so the plants will not overheat and get leggy. The direct seeded ones may easily catch up to the early starts, so I'm not sure there's much advantage, except in the adventure of trying it!
As for cool-season crops, you can start more bush beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, cukes, lettuce, radish, and turnips in late August/early September. Enjoy!
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