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Old 03-19-2016, 12:35 PM   #31
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I have all these seeds, but am unable to do anything with them until next month. If I had wide windowsills, I'd already be able to start indoors. However, narrow sills and the garage it not heated. I'm getting anxious to start.
If you have sunny days and don't mind bringing them inside each night, you could start some now. I also have virtually no windowsills.
I take mine outside in the morning and place in direct sunlight. Be careful as thin flats dry out very fast. I keep a misting water bottle nearby.
Then, in the evening, I bring them in. (I put my starter containers on a tray so I can take all of them up at once).
I just sowed my seeds yesterday and its very nice here. I did not have any jalapeņo seeds and could not find any at the store.
I have my heart set on a nice harvest of jalapeņo all summer long.
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Old 03-19-2016, 01:17 PM   #32
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If you have sunny days and don't mind bringing them inside each night, you could start some now. I also have virtually no windowsills.
It depends on the temperature outside. Some seeds won't germinate if it's too cold, even if they're in the sun. A cold frame could be used, though.
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Old 03-19-2016, 04:40 PM   #33
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I wish it were that easy, but I have no place to put them in the house during the night. I also work night shifts, I cannot commit to something that I have to monitor during the day. I just have to be patient and wait for the last frost, most folks around here do not start seeds until the end of April. No room on the property for a green house.
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Old 03-19-2016, 04:53 PM   #34
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I was thinking of a cold frame, not a greenhouse. It doesn't take much space. When it's going to be warm, you lift the lid to let air in.
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Old 03-19-2016, 05:27 PM   #35
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Wouldn't I still have the same problem with our below 20°F temps at night? Right now it's only 40°F and the sun will be setting soon.
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You would probably still have to wait a bit to start, but you should be able to start earlier than seeding directly into the ground. I'd check with your local extension office to see what they advise for your gardening zone.
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Old 03-20-2016, 08:46 AM   #37
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You would probably still have to wait a bit to start, but you should be able to start earlier than seeding directly into the ground. I'd check with your local extension office to see what they advise for your gardening zone.
Right, I should have thought of that, I drive by them every day. Thanks for the reminder.
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Right, I should have thought of that, I drive by them every day. Thanks for the reminder.
It sounds like you drive by nearly everything on your way to and from work Small-town living eh?
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Old 03-20-2016, 04:35 PM   #39
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Nope, McDonalds is on the other side of the city, another 1 minute away

There is a University of Wyoming experimental farm, right here in Lingle, I wouldn't even have to drive to the "city".
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