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Name: Debbie
Glenwood, Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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Dec 26, 2014 7:39 PM CST
I live in zone 7b and have a small heated and lighted green house.Is there any seeds I can start now?
Name: woofie
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woofie
Dec 26, 2014 8:19 PM CST
What sort of plants are you interested in starting? Annuals or perennials? Flowers or veggies? The one time I tried starting seeds this early, it turned out to be a huge mistake! But I grow mostly annuals. Now slow growing perennials might be worth considering, but so much depends on the type of plant. If you have a shiny new greenhouse, I do know that it's hard to wait to start something! Hilarious!
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Name: Debbie
Glenwood, Arkansas (Zone 7b)
ladybugdebbie
Dec 26, 2014 8:47 PM CST
Thanks for the reply.I have the gardening bug a little early this year. Due to illness for last 3 years I have not been able to do much gardening.I am back and my husband has helped make it possible by making raised beds for me. So I guess I am just anxious to get started.I love veggies and flowers.Perennials are my favorites.I love watching them come back . I have a garden made in honor of my Grandmother that I have kept going for many years with original seeds from her flower garden.I also have gardens for each granddaughter,and their Mother.I have planted trees in honor of the daughter that I lost while she was giving birth to her 5th child.So As you can see gardening is full of sweet memories for me . so can't wait to get started! Hope to share gardening tips and stories in the future.
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Ecscuba
Dec 26, 2014 9:28 PM CST
My radishes in the greenhouse are doing pretty good. I'm in central Texas but we do get cold evenings and the radishes seem to like it.
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Dec 26, 2014 10:01 PM CST
Welcome to ATP !
You need to let us know what zone you are gardening in.
Then people near you could give you a better reply.
Name: Debbie
Glenwood, Arkansas (Zone 7b)
ladybugdebbie
Dec 26, 2014 10:19 PM CST
I mentioned that I was in 7b.But we are in a valley at the base of the Ouachita Mountains,so we seem to have a kind of micro climate. We have wind that flows over the mountains most of the year.It seems to keep us a little bit cooler.It really helps keep it us more comfortable, and the plants seem to do well in the hottest of summers.Spring and fall are beautiful with soft breezes.Love to watch the flowers and plants softly swaying in the breeze.
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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Dec 27, 2014 9:15 AM CST
Sorry I missed your zone----looking in upper right for it???
Name: Elaine
South Sarasota, Florida (Zone 9b)
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dyzzypyxxy
Dec 27, 2014 3:19 PM CST
I would think you could certainly plant some cool season stuff now, like broccoli and other cabbage'y stuff. Plus greens like lettuce and spinach. They'd be just ready to transplant out to the garden by March or so.

Hardy annuals like bachelor's buttons and cosmos really like a cool start, too.
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Dec 27, 2014 3:47 PM CST
I guess a lot depends on how early you can move them out of the greenhouse. If I were to start either one of those here, they would be so leggy by the time I could move them outdoors as to be non-viable. Heh, ask me how I know this. Hilarious! However, the earliest I've ever been able to move plants out was mid-May and that has been only the last couple of years. So a lot depends on your expected last frost date. Pansies, though, now those would be good to start early because they're a little slow and also frost tolerant. I think. Rolling my eyes.
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Dec 27, 2014 5:58 PM CST
Debbie, does your greenhouse have 'grow lights' or just lights for people to see by?

If you have grow lights, not too much danger of your seedlings getting leggy. Just don't keep them too warm at night.
Elaine

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