Some seeds you can start now, plus more tips from Master Gardeners

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You should wait a few weeks to start most seeds indoors, but there are some seeds you can start now, according to an article in this month’s edition of WNY Gardening Matters, produced by the Master Gardeners of Erie County’s Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Slow growers such as celery, leek, and onion transplants need 10 to 12 weeks of growth indoors before planting in the garden, according to the article. Small-seeded flowers such as wax begonias, petunias, verbena, stocks, wallflower and ageratum also need a longer head start.

Make sure you are using a sterile seed-starting mix, not potting soil, and that your containers have been cleaned and sterilized properly.

The same article contains lots more ideas for things to do in February.

The two other articles in this month’s edition are a review of Peter Wohlleben’s book The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel and How They Communicate and tips on growing succulents successfully.







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