seed starting - Knowledgebase Question

bensenville, Il
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Question by gloriajoe
February 8, 2011
when is a good time to start my vegetables seeds inside i live in illinois.


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Answer from NGA
February 8, 2011
Your average last frost date is April 24 so you can start your seeds indoors the first week of March. When the seeds germinate they will need 14-16 hours of light each day. I use hooded shoplights with 2 fluorescent tubes, hung about 2 inches above the tops of the plants and move the lights up as the plants grow, always keeping the light source 2 inches above the foliage. Enjoy your garden!

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