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#36887 May 3rd, 2007 at 08:14 AM
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I was really ready to start my indoor seedlings, I really was. But nature had other plans and decided to flood my basement. So I had to take care of that and was not able to get all the equipment I needed. Now I am able to do this, but I would like to know, is it too late to start my indoor seedlings? I reside in zone 6 and our last frost date I believe is in a couple weeks.

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Curious Nick #36901 May 3rd, 2007 at 08:36 AM
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I saw nice plants at Lowe's and Home Depot! We stared ours a month ago and most are too small to use, so far only the cukes and peppers look good, the tomatoes are teeny, off to Lowe's for us! Good luck>


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It really depends on what you want to start. Some plants take a while to germinate and/or mature, while others grow rather quickly. Look at the seed packet (assuming your have seed packets) and look at the germination time and /or bloom time to see if it would be feasible to start them now.


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Originally Posted by Curious
is it too late to start my indoor seedlings? I reside in zone 6 and our last frost date I believe is in a couple weeks.

I still haven't started mine either...

First what Alan said is true, which one's you lookin' to start???

But for the most part, I don't start mine for another 2 weeks yet outside in my greenhouse, so, I'm pretty sure,
you will have time for things.. most grow and produce within the aloted growing season....


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weezie13 #37226 May 3rd, 2007 at 07:40 PM
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If you start in peat pots or pellets then at least it won't matter how big they are before you plant them. So any little extra time they grow before planting is a plus!

I actually started my stuff too early notme and the zucchini are too big!

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'nother zone 6'er here - little bit south of you tho. i've also been unable to get seeds started.

most of what i've got is plants or flowers. so they should be okay - might have a couple that bloom late.

only 2 vegy items - canteloupe and pumpkin. i think i'm right on the mark for them.

what seeds do you have, nick?


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you will probably be fine your really not that late starting. You might be able to start something outside. I know its still to early to start my celosia outside which is what I plan to do this year. And I think I'll try some aster outside as well. And of course there are some plants that you plant outside throughout the growing season like carrots, green onions, radishes, lettuce (as long as it is cool enough) and cilantro just to name a few. If you get one of the "early" tomatoes that should be fine for you too. Maybe start it with the help of a warm sunny window or warming mat just to get them off to a good start. Same with bell peppers.



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only 2 vegy items - canteloupe and pumpkin. i think i'm right on the mark for them.

what seeds do you have, nick?

Well, I have a few variety of tomato and pepper that I want to do. I have some melons and lettuces. Corn, which I know I still have some time before I put outside.


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Curious Nick #38333 May 5th, 2007 at 07:47 PM
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what zone are you? if 5, you can start them all indoors. if six, you can still do them indoors - it's almost time for it to be okay to do them outside tho.


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Then that's what I'll do..LOL start my stuff outdoors... I was just under the impression that in zone 6, starting tomatoes and peppers from seeds outdoors was not a good thing...*shrugs* Kewl..I will just plan on an outdoor adventure


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Curious Nick #38605 May 6th, 2007 at 04:12 PM
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starting things indoors gives you total control over their environment...no extreme dips in temperature (like we're still having at night) and just gives you a jump-start on harvest-time (if you start them early enough).

maybe do some in and some out!


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