Update on the Vegetable Seed Starting

Our extended winter-like weather and delayed spring has changed the timing for planting some things in the garden that I’ve started indoors. My trays of heirloom lettuces were not looking happy indoors under the lights, so I moved them outside into cold frames. However, we continue to see unusually cold nights with temps dipping down…

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Early Seed Starting — Waiting for a Warm Up

I started lettuce early this year—on February 22—so that we would be able to display the new seedlings in our exhibit at the Minneapolis Home & Garden Show. Using the weather patterns of the last few years as a guide, I was confident that once we were midway through March the nighttime temperatures would be…

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