Starting Seeds Indoors Under Lights
By Pat Dickey, Fairfax Master Gardener
One of my most enjoyable winter activities as a vegetable gardener is browsing through interesting seed catalogs, learning about many exotic and colorful varieties, and visualizing them in my garden. I decided a few years ago to go one step further and start many of these vegetable plants indoors under grow lights. By growing your own vegetables from seed, you will be better able to grow what fits into your gardening space. You will also feel empowered that you nurtured your vegetables from the beginning. Here are some guidelines for setting up your own grow-light system and growing your own transplants.