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Old 02-28-2009, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I was so glad to stumble upon this thread! I'm going to subscribe and keep checking in. I'm sure to have lots of questions for the experienced gardeners here and maybe a little input too.
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Old 02-28-2009, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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My apologies Nomad we don't have a sticky. I mistook the check mark for the sticky pin because I didn't look clear enough.

Keep posting friends maybe we will get a sticky or a sub-forum soon.
No problem...I will put together a set of my favorite links and get them up in here...
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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I was so glad to stumble upon this thread! I'm going to subscribe and keep checking in. I'm sure to have lots of questions for the experienced gardeners here and maybe a little input too.
Welcome as the weather starts to get warmer I am sure we will see this thread grow.
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:28 PM
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Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Default Start with a hint

Soak bean and pea seeds overnight before planting. Gives them a head start on sprouting.
Scuff morning glory seeds a little bit and soak them, too.
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Old 03-01-2009, 10:03 AM
 
Location: S.Dak
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Welcome as the weather starts to get warmer I am sure we will see this thread grow.
any predictions???
-11F, here.......a friend was talking about starting tomato seeds, in his garage. I told him, he is nuts. For our climate, he should wait another 2 weeks!
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Old 03-01-2009, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Nebraska
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We're up to +5 degrees here.

As soon as I get my seeds and flats this week, I'll be starting (most of) them in my south-facing bay window.

Locally our heaviest snows are in March. So I'll have six weeks or so of good starting time. Unfortunately last year they got a sudden 5-day-snowed-in storm the first week of May, then 10 inches of rain the following week, and lost a lot of gardening effort, so watching the weather is more than a hobby for me.

You can always pinch the seedlings back if they start to get leggy in the pots; this not only helps keep them a good size but helps increase the root-to-top conformation. Or buy bigger peat pots and transplant them - or even go to bucket gardening!
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Old 03-01-2009, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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I never seem to have good luck starting seeds so I wait and buy my plants. I do soak my green beans overnight before planting. But all this talk about gardening has me wanting to try seeds again.

debey it will probably be May before I can even till the garden. Before all this wacky weather started I remember starting in April with rarely any problems.
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Old 03-01-2009, 12:55 PM
 
Location: a nation with hope
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I know we'll be picking strawberries in April, so I'm all set to start cool weather seeds now, along with tomatoes. I've never started tomatoes from seed before, so we'll see how that goes.
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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I never seem to have good luck starting seeds so I wait and buy my plants. I do soak my green beans overnight before planting. But all this talk about gardening has me wanting to try seeds again.

debey it will probably be May before I can even till the garden. Before all this wacky weather started I remember starting in April with rarely any problems.
Just be wary of one thing Jaxon on buying plants...Box store garden shops sell what they can get...sort of one size fits all...Not always varieties that will taste, grow, and produce the best for a particular area...If you can find a local mom and pop green house that produces for your area you are ahead there. I got lucky that way and the owner took time to explain the vareites and what to expect...Tomatoes are the most abused plant sold IMHO.
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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Oh I do buy from the same garden center my grands & parents before me did. It is still run by the same family just passed down they are super. I would never buy plants at a box store.

Good tip for beginners Nomad thanks~
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