If you're like most people, you're probably looking forward to the warm weather and spending time outside in your garden. Well, it's time to start planning what you'll be planting! In this blog post, we will discuss which vegetable seeds you should be starting on the East Coast in March.
March is the perfect time to start planting vegetable seeds on the East Coast. The weather is starting to warm up and the days are getting longer, so your plants will have plenty of time to grow. Some of the best vegetables to plant in March include peas, spinach, radishes, and turnips. I recommend using heirloom seeds for organic gardening because they are not genetically modified and produce the juiciest, best tasting crops I've ever tasted.
Peas should be started indoors about six weeks before you plan to transplant them outdoors. Spinach can be started indoors or outdoors, but it's best to start it indoors if you want a head start on the growing season. Radishes and turnips can be direct-seeded into your garden (which means you don't have to start them indoors first).
They can be grown under a grow light or on a sunny windowsill. You'll want to transplant them outside when they are about four inches tall. I recommend using seed starter trays which you can easily buy on Amazon. They provide the right amount of humidity and it's just less of a hassle than gathering all of the materials.
If you start your vegetable seeds indoors, you'll need to harden them off before planting them outside. Hardening off just means getting your plants acclimated to the outdoors. Do this by placing them outside in a sheltered spot for a few hours each day, gradually increasing the amount of time they spend outdoors over the course of a week or two.
Other vegetables you can start in April include lettuce, cabbage, and broccoli. They should be started indoors about six to eight weeks before the last frost date.
By starting your vegetable seeds indoors, you'll be able to get a head start on the growing season. This is especially beneficial if you live in an area with a short growing season.
Do you have any tips for starting vegetable seeds indoors? Share them with us in the comments below!
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