It might be too cold to garden outside but right now is the perfect time to start thinking about your own vegetable garden.  Planting your own vegetable garden is not only rewarding but can save on your grocery bill as well! Even if you live in a cold weather climate you can start your seedlings indoors. Let’s take a look at what you need to put that green thumb to good use.

Here’s how it adds up:

  • Seeds $35– Some of the best vegetables to start indoors include tomatoes, peppers, squash and beans. It is important to give them a head start so the fruit will be ready during summer and fall. If you live in a cold climate, you will want to be eating your produce before the frost!
  • Containers $30 – To ensure success, start your seeds in new, sterile containers. The containers need not be more than 3 to 4 inches across since the plants will get transplanted into a larger container or garden.
  • Soil $35 – Make sure your soil is light and fluffy for delicate seedlings. You can use bagged seed-starting mix or buy compressed pellets of peat.
  • Light $150.00 – Make sure those little plants get the light they crave! Make sure to always keep the light 3 – 4 inches above your plant to reduce the risk of overheating.

And don’t forget to make sure your plants are warm and watered. Give them attention every day to ensure that they are happy and thriving. Once the frost date for your area has passed you are ready to transplant them into their new home!

Total project cost: $250

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