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Start Your Seedlings Indoors

It can still be frosty and cold in March, but you can start seeds indoors and get earlier vegetables and flowers. Kids will love to watch their own tiny plants grow!

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Assemble your tools

What you’ll need: containers, seed-starting soil mix, a watering can, labels, marking pen, and seeds. Extra credit for using seeds you’ve dried and stored yourself.

Next: Choose containers »

  • Assemble your tools
  • Choose containers
  • Make a seed-starting mix
  • Sow your seeds
  • Find your seeds a home
Tip

If you’re starting seeds for the first time, or working with kids, go for the seeds most likely to sprout at home. Reliable (and allergy-friendly!) flowers and veggies include basil, peppers, tomatoes, marigolds and zinnias.

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