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Start your garden early — indoors

February 25, 2009
By Richard Gast, Franklin County Cornell Cooperative Extension

Here in northern New York, it is not uncommon for the last frost of the season to come as late as the beginning or even middle of June. Gardeners are forced to somehow extend their growing season, if their vegetable plants and ornamentals are going to produce ripe fruit or flowers. It is germinating seeds indoors, weeks or even months before the last frost, which enables gardeners in northern climes to compensate for the brevity of their growing season.



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