If you're thinking about starting seedlings for your garden, now's the time to begin assembling the seeds, soil and

lights you'll need. You can spend a lot of money on special grow lights but it isn't really necessary. A two-tube warm white/cool white combo works fine for most folks. http://www.ipm.iastate.edu/ipm/hortnews/1997/1-7-1997/hplantlight.html
light stand made from PVC

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  • Joyce Joyce on Feb 03, 2012
    I use my kitchen under the counter cabinet lights to start my seeds. No cost except for seeds.
  • Annitta Annitta on Feb 03, 2012
    I can not start seeds in my home seed room just yet. There is still over 5 feet of snow on the ground, and planting is June 1st. Last year I jumped the gun and lost quite a lot of seedlings. It was a cold, wet growing season. Farmer Bob, a neighbor, lost 600 head of cabbage to cow moose and their babies. The temp still reached -0 in the wind. Since we plant June 1st for outside food, what is a good time to start inside? Also, can not make it to the greenhouse, heck, can not make it to under the deck for the fuel tank, unable to get delivery due to snow banks. Anyway, any suggestions?