Seeds forum: Definitely worth the work!

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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Apr 30, 2014 7:50 AM CST
Whether you wintersow or start indoors under lights----it is definitely worth the work! A trip through local garden centers, and a boo at their prices for plants,
has convinced me that starting seeds early is worth it.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Apr 30, 2014 3:19 PM CST
Not to mention that there are so many plants you just can't get unless you grow them from seed!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Apr 30, 2014 6:11 PM CST
Plus, it is just so much fun!
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Apr 30, 2014 7:38 PM CST

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Yes, the selection is a hundred times better from seeds than plants at garden centers.

Karen
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
May 1, 2014 7:18 AM CST
I rarely buy plants .. either root cuttings or start from seeds.
"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."

Albert Einstein
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
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RickCorey
May 1, 2014 4:36 PM CST
Starting from seeds is a great way to learn something new for the first year (or the first three years, if you're stubborn - ask me how I know!)

After that, it's a great source of pride when you look at your babies, and when you give some away.

And the best time to start many seeds in many climates is BEFORE you can plant anything outside. When everyone else has snow and mud and gray skies and cabin fever, you have a little carpet of green seedlings and bright light indoors.

Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
May 1, 2014 4:48 PM CST
I usually start my seeds indoor on heat mats the last week in January. Once they are 'up and running' I take them out to the greenhouse.
"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."

Albert Einstein

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