March 20th marks the start of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and even if it doesn’t seem like it, summer will be here before we know it. Do you garden? If not, maybe it’s about time you give it a try. March is right around the corner, so right now would be a really good time to start growing plants from seed!
Remember your New Year’s Resolution to get healthy, maybe lose a few unwanted lbs, or even save money? The very best way to get your fresh veggies would be to plant them by seed.
About.com offers a really good chart with expected last frost dates and a zip code/zone lookup system to find out when you should start your seeds:
Check it out! USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Lookup
Last Expected Frost Dates by Zone
- Zone 1: June1 – June 30
- Zone 2: May 1 – May 31
- Zone 3: May 1 – May31
- Zone 4: ;May 1 – May31
- Zone 5: March 30 – April30
- Zone 6: March 30 – April30
- Zone 7: March 30 – April30
- Zone 8: February 28 – March 30
- Zone 9: January 30 – February 28
- Zone 10: January 1 – January 31
- Zone 11: Frost Free Year Round
But did you know that starting seeds in a greenhouse will give you the most protection from frost, and control over your plants?
A greenhouse will allow you to plant a variety of fresh fruits and veggies by starting them by seed and then later transplanting them to garden soil beds.
One greenthumb in Montana starts her seeds in a greenhouse beginning in mid-February and plants lettuce, mesclun, spinach, broccoli, green onions, parsley, pansies, alpine strawberries, broccoli and green onions! Then in mid-March she plants tomatoes, peppers, basil, garrot seeds in ground beds – then later transplants lettuces to windowboxes.
Sound good, right? Did you know that DealDash can help you start your garden? DealDash, periodically, offers a number of auctions for greenhouses:
The Poly-Tex greenhouse is a sturdy and attractive natural green powder-coated aluminium frame. Its corrosion resistant aluminium frame features strong bolt together connections for a quick and easy set up; Twin-wall polycarbonate panels provide excellent heat retention and a diffused, even light.
“Includes galvanized base kit: Heavy-duty galvanized base kit will provide an easy way to anchor your greenhouse to your wood or concrete foundation; Adjustable Ventilation: An adjustable roof vent and swinging door provide excellent ventilation;
Roof vent, rain gutter, and galvanized steel base included; 6.5′ of head room (door clearance); Average set-up time 4 to 5 hours;
All weather resistance”
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2. The Clear Flower Greenhouse
Have a knack for landscaping and take pride in your beautiful yard? The Clear Flower Greenhouse on DealDash provides a perfect environment to grow and protect your plants. With easy set up and sturdy, clear PVC material your plants will be reap the benefits of UV protection and extend your growing season. Screened vent openings provide great circulation.
Just want to test the waters on a smaller scale?
3. FlowerHouse SeedHouse Jr.
The FlowerHouse SeedHouse Jr. is perfect if you want to start small and enjoy fresh homegrown tomatoes! Item Value: $37.99
Get alerted to when the FlowerHouse SeedHouse goes to auction on DealDash: http://www.dealdash.com/upcoming.php?id=13475
Ready to start your seeds? Get bidding and win a new greenhouse and enjoy Spring!