January 3, 2011
Alright folks, no rest for the weary here in N. Texas! We get to garden 12 months out of the year and it's just about time to start those spring veggie seeds!
You can refer to an older post HERE for more info about exactly what to start when. You can also use the search function to the right and search seeds for several other detailed posts. Now is a great time to start amending your veggie beds or building your new raised beds so that they will be ready for your first transplants.
DO NOT, EVER, try starting your seeds indoors without supplemental lighting. It's a must-have. Also, January is chilly so tomatoes and peppers will appreciate you adding a seeding heat mat to your set up. You'll be very pleased with the results of both supplemental lighting and additional heat - well worth the initial investment.
NHG has good stock on cool season herb transplant as well as some cool season veggie transplants right now. You can start seeding cole crops now for transplant outdoors in 5-6 weeks, and in a week or so get a start on those tomato transplants. For my new class schedule visit my main website at: www.lesliehalleck.com Veggie Gardening 101 is on Jan. 13th and registration is required!