Although snow still blankets the ground and there seems to be no sight of spring, it’s time to start thinking about the veggie garden. Vegetable gardens are a great way to help out the environment while providing your family with delicious and pesticide free food. By growing your own veggies your keeping food local, which helps lower pollution by eliminating fuel used to transport food from all over the world to your market.
If you want to grow your veggies from seed, starting them inside will offer several advantages.
- Saves you money by not having to buy seedlings from garden centers come springtime.
- You have more varieties to choose from.
- You don’t have to wait until soil outside is warm enough to begin outdoor seed germination.
- Starting early may help those who are feeling a little cabin fever
Make sure you do your research about what veggies you want to grow and when you should plant them. Most seeds will need about 4 to 8 weeks to germinate before the last frost date. Here are a few links that will get you one your way to starting your own veggie garden. Good Luck.