|When in the Pacific NW can we start seeds indoors and what type of lighting would be required for seedlings of varies veggies; container gardening?|
|You can start your seeds indoors now and they will be large enough to transplant out into the garden in late April. That's a good time to plant because the soil and air temperatures will be warm enough to encourage good growth.
Growing seedlings under fluorescent tubes will often produce the best results. I use a pair of standard 4 to 6 foot fluorescent "shop" lights. Use a fixture with chains that will allow the lights to be easily adjusted up and down. Once germination occurs, the light should be practically on top of the seedlings ? no more than an inch away. Simply move the light fixture up as the seedlings get taller. Light duration is important! Sixteen hours a day is fine. Too little, and they will not develop properly.
Best wishes with your seed starting venture!