Spring starts in March. On the first day of spring there are as many daylight hours as there are nighttime hours.Insects come out of their winter hiding places, and birds come back from their winter homes. The dried stalks and leaves make an over winter habitant for pollinators such as bees and butterflies. We may be ready to work in our gardens but many creatures are still using them as habitant before spring thaw.
Most annuals seeds should be sown indoors about six weeks before the last frost in your area.Your pack of seeds will list when the seeds should be started indoors. Check the seed package to see if your plants prefer to be started indoors or if they thrive better when sowed directly in the garden. Tomatoes and peppers are great to start indoors. Use seed starting soil.
Keep the soil moist and place the container in a spot that receive bottom heat. Like on top of a refrigerator. Once you see growth, the seeds will need lots of sunlight. Once you see the first set of leaves, you can fertilize once a week.
Before you transplant you will need to harden off the plants. A week before you plan on transplanting outside withhold fertilizer and water a bit less. Start taking the plants outdoors for a few hours first and then longer for the rest of the week. Have fun!😊